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Species-rich verge on B4009 on junction with Braze Lane

Reported via iOS in the Trees category by Imogen Parker at 16:59, Friday 23 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

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This verge and the island next to it are currently full of wildflowers (field scabious, greater knapweed, burnet saxifrage, common agrimony and common yarrow, along with other wildflowers). It is one of the nicest verges in the Benson area. It would be great if this verge (except for visibility splays) could be cut in late summer when these flowers have gone to seed. These verges are really beneficial to our wild pollinators. In previous years it has unfortunate been cut in June, just before everything is coming into flower.

Ideally the arisings would be collected and removed from the verge to prevent nutrient build up. Higher nutrients benefit the more robust species over typical meadow/species-rich grassland wildflowers.

Council ref: ENQ21901441

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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 17:00, Friday 23 July 2021

  • Thank you for this report. It was passed to me by the tree team a few days after it was placed. I did speak to the Supervisor for this work and he was checking the site for the possibility of leaving this verge. I have checked for an update this morning to find that the majority of the verge had to be cut due to sight lines but they have left what they were able to . This report is now closed

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:55, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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