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Friends of the Bowdon Bollin need help in fight against poison plant
12:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
ALTHOUGH they may look like spacemen, volunteers from Friends of the Bowdon Bollin (FOBB) have actually been removing Giant Hogweed from the Bowdon Bollin all summer and need more helpers.
The non-native plant has colonised areas of the Bowden Bollin and its poisonous sap can cause irritation and painful irritation of the skin when exposed to sunlight.
Large plants are capable of producing between 50,000 and 100,000 viable seeds which are dispersed by wind and water.
The FOBB team has removed many of these flowering plants from a selected area over the summer.
If they are to extend their work to a wider area the team requires more volunteers.
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