Report R043 *****

Problem: Ragwort
Where: Farthing Down, Surrey
When: July 2004
Area: 60 acres
Status: SSSI
Detail: Follow-up work for Corporation of London. 20 man-days of follow-up. Independent Workforce. (Visited by Lazy Dog)

Action taken
: Two men, two days, continuing work strated in 2003. £240.

Assessment: This work can now be considered maintenance. The worst of the docks were taken out in 2003. Several Hawthorne seedlings were removed, along with the docks. The client has used C.S. payments (£40 per acre) to do this maintenance. After two years work, the problem is under control, although it will need annual monitoring.