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Alien Plants in the Woodlands

What to do with your garden waste can be a tricky problem to which there are many “green” solutions.  Discarding it in the woodlands is not a “green” solution with the result that alien species such as Laurel, Himalayan honeysuckle and even bamboo start to grow and spread.

If not checked, some species would eventually take over and change the structure of the woodland,  choking the natural ground flora and depriving it of light.   So, may we make a plea on behalf of the trees and the wildlife in these woods, not to discard garden waste but to dispose of it safely.

Grass cuttings, prunings, dead plants and kitchen waste (fruit, vegetables, tea bags and egg shells) put in a compost bin will rot down into compost, which can be put back into the garden to enrich the soil.