Balsam Bashing, Penmachno
Come join us and help tackle this Pink Invader!
We are building on our successful Himalayan Balsam work in Bala to work with local communities providing the experience and know-how to control this invasive plant.
For this activity we will be teaming up with the National Trust Team on the Ysbyty Estate. The Trust have been greatly assisted in this area by local residents who have been tackling the problem head on!
Himalayan balsam is an aggressive, non-native plant. Dense stands suffocate other plants, pushing out native plant communities, and when it dies back in winter it leaves bare river banks which are more vulnerable to erosion. Himalayan balsam also produces copious amounts of nectar which attracts pollinators away from native plants.