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Beware of Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant that can cause considerable injury to people and is a serious threat to natural ecosystems. It can reach a height of 4.5 metres and has large blossoms of numerous white flowers clustered in an umbrella-shaped head that is more than 60 cm across.

Giant Hogweed

Avoid direct contact with the plant as the sap and stem hairs cause a serious skin inflammation activated by exposure to the sun. If you are exposed to Giant Hogweed sap:

  1. Wash affected areas immediately
  2. Keep affected areas out of the sun
  3. Seek medical advice for burns

To report this plant along City of Surrey roads, boulevards, ditches and in park land, please call the Parks service request line at 604-501-5050.