Know What You Grow. Be Plant Smart.
Not all that's green is good. Invasive plants grow and reproduce quickly, spread aggressively and reduce biodiversity. They out-compete native plants and destroy our community’s beautiful natural habitat. Since weeds do not adhere to our borders or fence lines, it’s up to us to help stop the introduction and spread of invasive plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
If you think you see an invasive plant on your property or in your community, please notify the Rural Services office at 780.681.3929 or toll-free at 1.866.681.3929. We’ll help you identify any plants you’re unsure of and assist you with advice on their safe removal from your property.
Prevention is best...
- Know what you grow by doing your research and learning what invasive plants look like and which control methods work best.
- Inspect your property regularly to detect new invaders and respond quickly and efficiently.
- Stop weeds before they go to seed and dispose of them carefully to avoid accidentally spreading them.
- Remove hitchhiking weeds from the undercarriage of vehicles to reduce the spread to uninfected areas.
- Keep a healthy lawn as it can overpower most weeds. Provide the best conditions possible for the growth of desirable plants.
- Be cautious of wildflower and mail order seed mixes and be sure all species listed are non-invasive.
- Do not collect plants from roadsides or natural areas.
- Protect bare or disturbed ground where weed seeds can thrive. Cover open spaces with mulches or ground covers.
- Be plant smart and share your knowledge with a neighbour.
Noxious and Prohibited Noxious Weeds
Under the Alberta Weed Control Act, all landowners are responsible for controlling noxious weeds and destroying prohibited noxious weeds on their property. Thank you for doing your part in keeping our beautiful, natural environment free of invasive weeds.
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Perennial Sow Thistle
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Pale Yellow Iris
Iris pseudacorus L.
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