To: County Councils

Replace grass monocultures with natural flora

Replace grass monocultures with natural flora

Stop maintaining short cropped road side verges which is a costly maintenance commitment and undermines biodiversity preventing those spaces from being productive contributors to the local ecosystem.

Why is this important?

Grass verges compound the difficulties facing British pollinators by removing a potentially valuable source of indigenous flora. Its maintenance places an unnecessary strain on already stretched local government budgets and creates an environmental non-entity in a space which might otherwise be a productive habitat for wildlife.


Reasons for signing

  • Unless there are safety considerations (for example at junctions), reduced frequency of cutting to later in the summer, after allowing flowers to seed, and then removal of hay to prevent nutrient enrichment, is more ecologically friendly. (Also please prevent planting daffodils and sowing wild flower seeds on semi-natural grasslands.)

Updates

2017-09-02 18:45:32 +0100

10 signatures reached