Not all flowers are friendly
Strathcona County is eager to work with residents to resolve weed control issues.
Municipalities are given responsibility under the Provincial Weed Control Act to control weeds in order to protect the environment and landowners.
What are noxious weeds and prohibited noxious weeds?
Weeds are categorized as noxious and prohibited noxious when they are aggressive, difficult to manage and invasive in nature. These weeds:
- infest pastures and crops
- alter natural habitats
- detrimental to livestock health
- compete with our native plants
- affect animal, insect and bird species
- are costly to control
Are dandelions noxious?
No, dandelions are not listed as a noxious weed on the Alberta Weed Control Act.
Ornamental invasive plants in your garden?
In 2010, several ornamental invasive plants were added to the noxious and prohibited noxious weed lists under the Alberta Weed Control Act.
How can we help?
Strathcona County is here to work with you on weed control issues.
We can assist by presenting solutions based on resident and County experience, along with research results using various weed control methods. We also maintain a list of mower and sprayer operating companies who provide services to individual landowners.
780-417-7100 (24 hours)
Last updated: Monday, July 16, 2012
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