hogweed is an invasive species with broad leaves and a dense canopy
that can out-compete the growth of many native species.
hogweed also poses a serious health risk since its stalks, leaves and
bristles contain a noxious sap that sensitize skin to sunlight.
Giant hogweed has been reported in the NVCA watershed in the
towns of Collingwood, Mono, New Tecumseth and Wasaga Beach and the
townships of Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview and Essa. Giant Hogweed Fact Sheet.pdf
Invasive Species on Private Property
NVCA does not offer a service to remove invasive species on private
property. If you are looking for tips on dealing with Giant Hogweed on your property, see the links above, or visit
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program.