How you can help
Bash the balsam!
Summer is the peak season for ‘balsam bashing’. The Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have produced this guide:
Help report Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed
Please do not attempt to remove Japanese knotweed or giant hogweed yourself - they require professional treatment. Instead, you can download the ‘iRecord’ App for free to report sightings. This handy video shows you how.
If you are unable to use ‘iRecord’ you can also email the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at email@example.com and send your report to them.
Join a volunteering day to help to clear invasives and create natural flood management measures. Take a look at our News Page for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
It’s easy to get involved! You can download various invasive species graphics below: