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.
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:
- Wash affected areas immediately
- Keep affected areas out of the sun
- Seek medical advice for burns
To report this plant along City of Surrey roads, boulevards, ditches and in park land, place call the Parks service request line at 604-501-5050.