Having invasive plants 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 safety risk to pets and people.
Many invasive plants can be safely and effectively controlled manually, and can be tackled on your own. Check out the regional invasive plants page to learn more about appropriate management techniques and considerations for each species. Some invasive plant species, such as knotweeds, require special care or chemical treatments and it is recommended that you hire a trained professional to remove them.
There are several licensed contractors in the region that can help you. See the contractor list for more information.
Play your part in reducing invasive plant establishment and spread by reporting any plants that look unfamiliar or out of place. Early detection of newly arrived invasive species, followed by a well-coordinated rapid response, will increase the likelihood of eradication or containment of new invasions.
There are several ways that you can report invasive plants:
- App: Report-A-Weed Phone App
- Online: BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group
- Phone: 1-888-WEEDSBC
Aren’t sure what the species is? Take a photo and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to help you identify it!a