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we had some growing next to the fire hall here in mono mills last year and called the town in to dispose of it.
if anyone finds some they should call the municipal office to see if they have a people that will get rid of it safely.
 

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It is around...I saw it in a ditch outside Stouffville last year...strange looking plants, "gigantic" "alien" are a few words that come to mind. Went by today...see that pesticides have been applied...
 

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hey trailtrash do you know what pesticide they are using to spray the plants. there are a few hog weed plants i want to kill on the humber trail.
 

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Does the pesticide do anything to reduce the corrosive quality of the plant juices after the things are dead, or are they still just as Triffid-like after they're dead?
 

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I saw some at Hydrocut yesterday, but they've been treated and spray painted orange.
I also saw one in Ancaster so I called to report it. The city cut the side branches off put a warning sign in front of it, but it's otherwise still there. Kinda weird. There's a big road construction project going on in the area, hope the workers don't get caught unawares by it!
 

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singlesprocket said:
hey trailtrash do you know what pesticide they are using to spray the plants. there are a few hog weed plants i want to kill on the humber trail.
not sure but they actually removed the whole plant from the side of the building.
the fire hall belongs to the town of caledon so you may want to give them a call.
I'm pretty sure they'll take some pretty quick action
 

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trailtrash said:
not sure but they actually removed the whole plant from the side of the building.
the fire hall belongs to the town of caledon so you may want to give them a call.
I'm pretty sure they'll take some pretty quick action
i'll give them a shout...
 

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hey singlesprocket!
did you have a chance to contact the town of caledon regarding the possible hogweed
along the humber. If so I'm interested to see what there reaction was.
 

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had to contact city of vaughan as it is just out of caledon, sent them all info and contacts
to myself to show location. also asked for advice how to get rid of it. here's the e-mail
[email protected] another wrinkle is that it might be on private property and the owner will do nothing.

i'll keep everyone updated
 

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singlesprocket said:
another wrinkle is that it might be on private property and the owner will do nothing.
If its on private property its not a lost cause - it just becomes a bylaw issue. Contact the property standards officer. If you can rat on your neighbour for having a messy back yard, you can definitely have them ordered to remove noxious weeds.
 

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singlesprocket said:
another wrinkle is that it might be on private property and the owner will do nothing.
That would be a novel way for land owners to keep unwanted riders off their property. I hope no one else figures this one out! :eek:
 

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singlesprocket said:
this thread is about an evasive plant
[nerdgirl]I think you mean "invasive". "Evasive" would imply that the plant is shifty and doesn't provide direct answers when asked questions. :) [/nerdgirl]
 

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Enduramil said:
Hog Weed seen in the Humber by Old Mill. And in Halton Conservation areas along 16 mile creek.
i've noticed that after that big ice jam flood on the humber two years ago the frequency of the plant increased. probally the seeds where dispersed from a isolated location/garden (can produce 100'000 seeds per plant). cutting the plant stimulates growth in the root bulb. a roundup type of herbicide is effective but the area might have to sprayed several times to kill sprouting seeds.
 

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Article in the Orangeville Banner about it and also on the news last night on the New VR Barrie
 
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