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For Homeowners

Managing Invasive Species on Your Property

Having invasives on your property can be a huge problem. Not only are they harmful to the environment, some can damage foundations and driveways or pose a human safety risk. Several species are also considered “noxious weeds” meaning they are legislated by the provincial government and you are legally required to remove them if you have them on your property. 

Many invasive plants can be safely and effectively controlled manually, and can be tackled on your own. Check out the priority plants in our region to learn more about appropriate management techniques and considerations for each species (link to invasives species page). However, some species, such as knotweed species and giant hogweed, require special care or chemical treatments and it is recommended that you hire a trained professional to remove them. Download this flyer for tips on hiring a qualified contractor to take care of your invasives.