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Brownsea Island Holds Raffle to Cut Last Rhododendron

22 June 2011

The BBC reports that 'one person will get to chop down the invasive plant which volunteers have spent the last 50 years destroying'. (BBC report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-13871992)

The Dorset Wildlife Trust, who are holding the draw say:

'Dorset Wildlife Trust is giving one lucky person the chance to cut down the last Rhododendron plant on the Brownsea Island nature reserve after 50 years of battling against this alien invasive species. The large, purple flowering shrub, introduced in the 19th century, soon took over the island’s woods, threatening British wildlife such as the red squirrel.'

(Source http://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/lastcut)

 

 

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