New Weed Concerns City

By Cheryl Jahn
September 5, 2018 - 3:44pm Updated: September 5, 2018 - 6:09pm

PRINCE GEORGE - Earlier this spring, you may have noticed a small yellow plant growing in a number of city boulevards, parks and playgrounds. It's called sedum acre and it has the City's Environmental Technician seeing red.

"I am in the initial stages of working with the Regional District [of Fraser Fort George] and the Province to try and have it included on the Weed Act as a noxious weed," explains Clair Watkins.  "We have many examples with our City crews of hitting it with a string trimmer and [the sedum] creating a mist that literally takes your breath away."

The Weed Act sets out the differing levels of problematic plants. An invasive plant is one that is not native to the region and has negative impacts on the economy, the environment or health. A "noxious weed" is an invasive plant that is listed in the Weed Act as such.

 

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