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Learn about updated guidelines and how they affect your industry in a 90-minute webinar. learn more »

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Join events across the province and more! learn more »

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Join Dr. Daniel Simberloff & Dr. Anthony Ricciardi in Kamloops. Register by May 1st for early bird pricing! learn more »

Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Invasive Species Research Conference

Turning Science into Action! Co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University and the Invasive Species Council of BC. learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Plantwise Program Partners

Thank you to our PlantWise Program Ambassadors and Partners

A special thank you to our Ambassadors for your support and to our industry Partners for leading by example to showcase the benefits of responsible gardening. These business leaders have made strong efforts to transform their operations to become invasive-free establishments for the benefit of consumers across BC —Thank you for becoming PlantWise!  

PLANTWISE PARTNERS: 

Billie's Flower House
Birch Grove Nursery
David Hunter Garden Centres
GardenWorks
Hanna and Hanna Orchards
Hanson's Landscaping and Nursery
Heike Designs
Hunniford Gardens
Lasting Landscapes
Nakusp Heritage Nursery
N.A.T.S. Nursery
Nico’s Nurseryland
SplitRock Environmental
Tipi Mountain Native Plants Ltd.

PLANTWISE AMBASSADORS:

BC Communities in Bloom


Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society


Coastal Invasive Species Committee

 


Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

 

East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council


Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council

 


Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver


Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society


Northwest Invasive Plant Council


Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council

Acknowledgements
The PlantWise Program was developed under the guidance of an Advisory Committee including representatives from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, growers, retailers, landscapers, Master Gardeners Association of BC, and invasive plant specialists. Thank you!  

Funding for this project has been provided through the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.