Fighting gorse

Treatment will consist of an herbicide application to kill the plant and roots. Signage will be erected.

In 2015, the City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Nanaimo partnered with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee to bring a knotweed eradication program to our area. Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is on both the city and B.C. noxious weed lists.

The City of Parksville is moving ahead attempting to eradicate other noxious weeds within city limits and now has gorse in its sights. Gorse is also on both noxious weed lists. It looks very similar to Scotch broom. One distinguishing feature is the sharp thorns on gorse.

Plants will be treated on public property, mostly on Highway 19A near the resort area as well as six small plants on the boulevard at the intersection of Tulip and Shelly roads.

Treatment will consist of an herbicide application to kill the plant and roots. Signage will be erected.

Treatment will be one or two days between March 15 and April 1, weather dependent. Each plant should be treated for best results and a second treatment may be needed.

The city is grateful for the support of Coastal ISC and Broombusters.

— Submitted by the City of Parksville

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