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Balsam Blitz at Turretbank Wood

CCT Trustee Jim Anderson demonstrates the Balsam Blitz process

Are you interested in conservation and the environment?  Would you consider yourself a friend of Turretbank Wood?  If yes to either or both of those questions then please come along for a couple of hours over the next two weeks to help with tackling the spread of non-native Himalayan Balsam in Turretbank Wood.

This is the best time of year to remove the non-native invasive plant — before it produces flowers. The task is simple: grasp the stalk of the plant near​ its base and pull it out, roots and all, and leave the stalk on the ground. Anyone can do it!  It’s also  great exercise, and a great way of making a visible difference to a place that means a lot to people in Crieff.
Balsam Blitz work parties will be held on:
  • Wednesday 28 June
  • Saturday, 1 July
  • Monday, 3 July
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Saturday 8 July

The work will be done in two-hourly shifts from 10-12, 2-4 and 6.30 – 8.30 on each day.

Everyone is welcome!  Many hands make light work!  Just come along to Turretbank Wood at the times shown above — flags will show where the work is happening.  Bring along a pair of gardening gloves and some drinking water, and wear boots and long sleeves to protect yourself from insects and nettles.

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