Club members and volunteers had a fantastic balsam bash on 2nd July, in some slightly changeable weather where sunscreen and wellies were needed, all in one morning! There were 16 volunteers in all, including three children who contributed over 40 volunteer hours in total.
Although there is a still a lot of balsam found in the nearby Dairyhouse Wood, the volume of balsam in some areas of the woodland has really decreased thanks to consistent control work in these areas year on year. Now these small areas are under control, the golf club and its volunteers can look to begin work in other areas of the woodland.
The working party on Saturday did just that, and were rewarded with lots of sandwiches and fruit pies in the Clubhouse afterwards. Thank you to everyone that took part in the bash and contributed to keeping the River Dean free of invasive species. At least you won’t be winning the wooden spoon for ‘Wettest Balsam Bash’ this year!
For more information on upcoming balsam bashes can be found here.