A member of our Association has brought to our attention the presence of an invasive species in our community: it is known as Dog-Strangling Vine.
It has been spotted in a few gardens in the area, particularly in the King/Queens/John blocks. This is an extremely invasive species, and care must me taking in removing it. Ideally, it should be carefully dug up, but both the leaves and the roots can cause skin irritation and blistering similar to poison ivy. It is recommended that you wear long sleeves and gloves when handling, and that it be disposed of in plastic bags.
It is relatively easy to eradicate if caught in the early stage of establishment, but it becomes a major problem once it’s established. Unfortunately, it has a strong foothold along the Humber, but now seems to be spreading to local gardens and boulevards.
This flyer has some good photographs to help you identify the plant.
Weston Village BIA welcomes you to the BEST OF WESTON Multicultural Festival and Sidewalk Sale Saturday June 15th – 11am to 6pm. Click on the poster for full details ->
Weston Village Farmers Market Saturdays 8am – 2pm
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONIES - Saturday June 15th at 10am
Kristopher Souza- nice guy, lives in Weston, only 17 and already a community leader!