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Himalayan Balsam

Reported via desktop in the Grass and Hedges category anonymously at 18:01, Monday 19 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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There is an abundance of Himalayan Balsam in Yarnton Lane between the level crossing and the second entrance to the old sewage works. Most is on the sewage works side, however, there is also some on the opposite side especially near the crossing. This needs to be attended to as amatter of urgency as it is in flower at the moment and will shed its seeds up to two metres when the pods shatter. Could I suggest that this is trimmed off immediately with a flail and then sprayed with a suitable selective herbicide in a couple of weeks time. I farm the land on the opposite side to the sewage works and do not wish to see it spread onto farmland.

Council ref: ENQ21901070

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 18:01, Monday 19 July 2021

  • Thank you for your report regarding the Himalayan Balsam on Yarnton Lane. The removal of these plants has been programmed in to our works schedule. Thank you.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:00, Tuesday 10 August 2021

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