Volunteers tackle invasive weeds in Cheam park

Volunteers in Warren Farm (picture: Councillor Mary Burstow)

Volunteers in Warren Farm (picture: Councillor Mary Burstow)

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Volunteers helped banish invaders from a popular Cheam park.

Canadian goldenrod is an invasive species of weed that smothers native plants and quickly takes over areas where it grows.

Warren Farm, to the south of Nonsuch Park in Cheam, is badly affected by goldenrod and volunteers have to pull the weeds out by hand every year.

Volunteers converged on the park on Saturday and removed hundreds of plants from the meadow meaning indigenous wild flowers will continue to flourish in the area.

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8:32am Tue 15 Jul 14

Nonsuch Girl says...

The 30 volunteers were primarily from Nonsuch Park Run. The runners use Nonsuch Park every Saturday morning and felt they should be giving something back to the park, as a Thank You.
They worked incredibly hard, in the heat of the day, pulling out Golden Rod and allowing more of Warren Farm to return chalk meadow land.
The 30 volunteers were primarily from Nonsuch Park Run. The runners use Nonsuch Park every Saturday morning and felt they should be giving something back to the park, as a Thank You. They worked incredibly hard, in the heat of the day, pulling out Golden Rod and allowing more of Warren Farm to return chalk meadow land. Nonsuch Girl
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