The Himalayan balsam is an invasive plant originally brought in from outside of the UK and is often found growing along river banks. If left uncontrolled, it can take over from native plants and alter the delicate balance of the river environment. For this reason the balsam needs to be controlled.
A Balsam Bash event on the banks of the river Bure is being organised through the National Trust by Bethan Edmunds, Blickling Estate Ranger, and Geoff Gilfillan, Project Officer on the Upper Bure Riverlands Project.
For more information about the Riverlands programme, follow this link.