Do you live in or near Llanberis? Join the us to clear Himalayan balsam from your area!
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 in your local areas.
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.