Mayford Village Society Balsam Bashing
Himalayan Balsam has been threatening to take over at Mayford Meadows and there have been major efforts over the past few years to make an impact on it!
Balsam Bashes are planned to resume in 2023, and the dates will be shown here.
Many thanks to all who have attended bashes up till now! We need you again!
We meet at the entrance of the meadow by Mayford Bridge.
Next One on: TBA
Then on: TBA
Start times: TBA
Please wear long trousers, sensible shoes; we recommend long sleeves & gloves.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
All enquiries to Simon Curry
OUR MEADOWS ARE OVERRUN WITH THE HIGHLY INVASIVE HIMALAYAN BALSAM
Himalyan Balsam, grows up to 2.5m high from seed in a single season, and projects its seeds up to four metres in any direction.
It spreads quickly, particularly along waterways and its success means that when left uncontrolled it will spread rapidly across a large area. As it dies back in the winter it smothers native plants and causes further damage to riverbanks.
Removing the Balsam in the summer season before the seeds have formed can help to manage the spread of this invasive species, and help protect the environment.
We are always looking for volunteers to help Bash the Balsam and will inform you when we are arranging the next working party.