Driving up to Qualicum recently, I was amazed at proliferation of the Scotch broom.
It is an environmental disaster of an inconceivable magnitude, delivered by Captain Walter Grant (the gentleman who brought three seeds to the Island in 1850.)
Then I noticed the signs: broombusters.org — you can help.
Suddenly I had a thought — maybe I can help.
Why not put a bounty on the plant? Raise money to subsidize a massive broom buy on Vancouver Island. Grind it and compost it and badda-bing-badda-broom, it no longer will be.
John Forrest, Nanaimo