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City asks residents to be on the lookout for Giant Hogweed

Guelph, ON, July 17, 2015 – The City is asking residents to be on the lookout for Giant Hogweed and its close relative Wild Parsnip. “Both Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip are noxious weeds that look alike and can cause a public health hazard,” explains Martin Neumann, manager of Parks Operations. “The City is asking residents to report Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip on public property by contacting Parks Operations and Forestry at 519-837-5626 or sending a photo and location to parks@guelph.ca. All inquiries will be investigated within two business days”. Staff removed twenty-five plants that appeared to be Giant Hogweed from the Eramosa River Park area today and will continue to monitor the area for other patches of the noxious weeds. Giant Hogweed’s clear,… Continue reading City asks residents to be on the lookout for Giant Hogweed