Reed Canary Grass is taking over Lower Burgh Meadow, which in time would greatly lesson the diversity of the area. With talks with the Ranger service at yarrow Valley , we started a project to eradicate some of the Reed Canary Grass areas and bring them back to wild flower Grassland.
Canary Reed Grass needs cutting three times in it’s growing season. This method will eradicate some of the RCG , though all the area will be severely weakened, checking growth the following year and repeating cuts may be advisable. We will also be removing it from bramble areas, which if it was left in would take over those Bramble stands, reducing content of brambles on the meadow.
Below you can see what, how & were the group is working to full-fill this project that could last for 5 years plus.
TO DATE IN 2014 TO COVER THIS PROJECT WE HAVE HAD WORK DAYS ON JANUARY 12 th & 19 th. FEBRUARY 9 th & 16 th. MARCH 8 th, 9 th & 11 TH. APRIL 27 TH. JUNE 14TH. JUNE 29TH. August 23rd. September 14th & 29th