Himalayan Balsam 

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant problem along the Gipping and extensive areas of the UK’s waterways. The Trust intends to remove as much Balsam as possible and encourage walkers to remove them too.

Start Pulling Now 

Traditional Balsam Bashing starts in June through July when it is easily detectable. But with a trained eye it can be pulled from late April. Early Balsam plants looks like these (right). A significant reduction in the plant would be seen if every walker were to pull just a few of these plants on each walk along the Gipping.