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What Can You Do?

Take these actions to help prevent the establishment of invasive plants in BC:

  • Replace invasive plants and/or select non-invasive exotic or native plants - Select the right plant for the right place
  • Be suspicious of exotic plants promoted as “fast spreaders” or “vigorous self-seeders” as these are often invasive plants
  • Check reliable sources: 1) www.bcinvasives.ca and www.greatplantpicks.org; 2) contact your local nursery/PlantWise Partner; or 3) Regional Committee
  • Use wildflower seed mixes with caution, as many often contain invasive plant seeds
  • Trade only non-invasive plants and seeds
  • Encourage local botanical gardens, nurseries, and gardening clubs to promote, display, or sell only non-invasive plants.
  • Control invasive plants appropriately (ie. hand-pulling, digging, cutting, and mowing). See ISCBC TIPS factsheets for recommended, species-specific control methods
  • Deadhead (clip off) flowers, seed pods, and berries of known invasive plants to prevent reproduction through seeds
  • Dispose of invasive plant parts and seeds responsibly (i.e. bag and landfill or incinerate). Never compost. Contact your regional district or landfill for local programs 

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