Volunteer Day Rhododendron Control

13th May 2021 - 10:00am
Sawmill car park, Low Road, Scarborough. Low Road runs between the North of Forge Valley towards Throxenby Mere.

Volunteering event open to all. We are meeting at the Sawmill car park and working on the rhododendrons that re establishing themselves alongside the footpath running parallel to Low Road. There are plenty of areas throughout the woodland requiring removal.

Removing rhododendrons is important as they are a carrier of a disease which affects Larch trees, they suppress plant growth, do not provide a good habitat for birds and can be poisonous. There have even been cases of human poisoning from honey collected from their flowers.

Bring your own gloves, waterproofs and wear good footwear for wet and uneven ground. Also bring a drink and packed lunch for lunchtime.

The session will start at 10am and finish at no later than 3pm. You can leave at whatever time you want, this is a relaxed and friendly session for people of all ages.

We look forward to seeing you all.