Himalayan Balsam clearance, River Mease: May to July 2010
Our main project this summer has been the removal of invasive Himalayan Balsam along a scenic stretch of the River Mease between the villages of Netherseal and Clifton Campville.  The clearance work has involved scrambling through the bushes along the overgown river banks, and even launching a rubber dinghy to reach some of the more inaccessible sections of the offending plant.
Lawrence with Himalayan Balsam Stuart in dinghy, River Mease
Stuart in dinghy, River Mease Stuart and Victor, River Mease
Jo removing Himalayan Balsam Heap of Himalayan Balsam