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Weed Control

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 

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.


Click here and download the Giant Hogweed pdf


For more information or to report a noxious weed, please contact:

Northumberland County Forest Department
555 Courthouse Rd
Cobourg, ON
K9A 5J6
905-372-3329 ext.2303


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