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Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

NOTICE is hereby given to all persons in possession of any land or a lot in a registered plan of subdivision or on any lot not exceeding ten acres, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter W.5, Sections 3, 13, 16, 18 and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich and the Municipality of West Elgin are destroyed by June 15, 2018 and throughout the season, the municipality may enter upon the said lands and have the weeds destroyed, charging the costs against the land as set out in the Act.

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture.  Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Sections 3, 16 and 23 that you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

If you think you have Giant hogweed on your property or if you see it in your community please call the Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or report your sighting online at http://www.invadingspecies.com You will be asked to send in photos for identification. Do not collect parts of the plant for identification.

In Urban Areas

Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 15th day of June 2018 and throughout the growing season.

Schedule of Noxious Weeds

  • Barberry, common
  • Bedstraw, smooth
  • Buckthorn, European
  • Chervil, wild
  • ​Coltsfoot
  • Crupina, common
  • Cupgrass, woolly
  • Dodder spp.
  • Dog-strangling vine
  • Dog-strangling vine - black
  • Goatgrass, jointed
  • Hogweed, giant
  • Knapweed spp.
  • Kudzu
  • Parsnip, wild
  • ​Poison-hemlock
  • ​Poison-ivy
  • Ragweed spp.
  • Ragwort, tansy
  • Sow-thistle spp.
  • Spurge, cypress
  • Spurge, leafy
  • Thistle, bull
  • Thistle, Canada
  • Tussock, serrated

Laurie Spence Bannerman CAO - Municipality of Dutton Dunwich 

Jeff Lawrence, Weed Inspector

Forest & Soils Conservation Supervisor

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Elgin County Tree Commissioner/Weed Inspector

Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext.231

Fax: (519) 631-5026


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