In Northumberland County, enforcement of Ontario's Weed Control Act is administered by the Forest Department.
Under the Weed Control Act (R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5), the County's Weed Inspector can order a land owner to destroy plants designated as noxious weeds (Click here for Ontario's noxious weed list)
Click here to visit the Ontario Weeds Gallery
Giant Hogweed, often confused with Angelica or Wild Parsnip as well as other plants, is found in a few locations in Northumberland County. Some of the other plants it resembles can also be harmful. A good resource for identifying Giant Hogweed can be found here:
For More Information on Giant Hogweed please visit the Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program website or click on the picture to the right to open a pdf.
Northumberland County Forest Department
555 Courthouse Rd