Invasive Species: Giant Hogweed

Jun 6 2018
Updated: Jun 6 2018

Giant Hogweed is a dangerous invasive plant species that causes severe burns, blisters, and painful dermatitis when its watery sap comes into contact with the skin. It has been identified and removed from various locations on Bowen Island, but continues to be observed on private and public property.

If you suspect or have knowledge of Giant Hogweed growing on Bowen, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT REMOVAL. Contact us at 604-947-4255 or bim@bimbc.ca. The Municipality will coordinate safe and timely removal and disposal. https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hra/Plants/index.htm