Letter: Protect the Chalet Wood's bluebells
- Credit: Ken Mears
Don't imperil spectacular display
Ray Robinson, Aldersbrook, Wanstead, writes:
The Chalet Wood bluebell spectacular you will no doubt be aware occurs in spring and is truly spectacular.
However, articles publicise and encourages many people to visit. In these days of lockdown that’s a good thing, but it does actually imperil the continuation of this yearly display.
Many people simply do not realise the damage done to the bluebells by people and animals walking and trampling on them rather than allowing them to die back naturally .
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It is absolutely imperative that the bluebells be allowed to die back naturally to harness the effects of the light in nourishing the bulbs. Trampling will either destroy the bluebells or inhibit their growth for many years .
This year has seen large areas of bells being trampled.
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Within a few years, there will be no bluebells to view.