A plant capable of causing severe skin rashes and burns growing next to a children’s playground in Preston is being removed.Advertisement
Preston City Council’s parks officers are in attendance at the playground near Avenham Park to cut back the cows parsnip.
A concerned parent contacted Blog Preston after seeing the plant growing near the gate to enter the playground.
The playground, just past The Boulevard, is well-used by families in the area.
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Catching yourself on the plant, which is similar to giant hogweed, can cause burns and severe skin reactions.
The city council’s parks department has been deployed to cut it down.
A council spokeswoman said: “We appreciate when the public reports this to us, as they most likely see it before we do. This is one of the many jobs the Parks team’s list for today.”