Bracken Bashing

Thursday, July 12th 2018

Continuing on with the theme of controlling unwanted vegetation; today we have been bracken bashing along the Coppice bank of Risedale Beck. 

When left unchecked Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) can take over the woodland understorey, shading out other species including the Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) for which Risedale Bank is well known. 

We have opted for Bracken bruising as the control due to its effectiveness, the reduced impact it has on other non-target species, and its suitability on difficult terrain.


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