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How this invasive vine species is threatening P.E.I. trees
Posted on August 20, 2021

The Prince Edward Island Invasive Species Council wants Islanders to keep an eye out for an invasive plant that has started to take over patches of forest in eastern P.E.I. The …

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Most of giant hogweed in Vernon River removed
Posted on August 18, 2021

A major outbreak of giant hogweed in Vernon River has been mostly removed after several weeks of work by the Pisquid River Enhancement Project, the Hillsborough River Association and the PEI Invasive Species Council. …

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3 outbreaks of noxious giant hogweed on P.E.I.
Posted on August 5, 2021

Three outbreaks of a noxious, invasive plant called giant hogweed are growing in areas across Prince Edward Island. The P.E.I. Invasive Species Council is working to cut down th…

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Firewood drop-off boxes added at P.E.I. entrances to stop spread of invasive species
Posted on July 12, 2021

People arriving to P.E.I. with firewood from outside the province will have two new options to safely dispose of it to help keep invasive species from the Island. A secure …

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Leaf-mining weevil killing P.E.I. beech trees
Posted on June 17, 2021

Several beech trees on Prince Edward are showing signs of an invasive species called the beech leaf-mining weevil. These weevils consume the leaves of beech trees, which can dis…

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How gardeners with invasive goutweed are supporting each other
Posted on May 23, 2021

Admittedly, it's a first-world problem, but the struggle is real. The Goutweed Support Group on Facebook is proof that the invasive plant goutweed is affecting gardeners negativ…

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Sign campaign launching on P.E.I. aims to limit spread of invasive species
Posted on March 13, 2021

Signs will be installed near freshwater areas on P.E.I. as part of two new initiatives by the P.E.I. Invasive Species Council. One campaign urges boaters to take precautions bet…

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P.E.I. potato growers have new pesticide to fight wireworm
Posted on March 4, 2021

P.E.I. potato growers now have a new pesticide to use to help fight a costly pest called wireworm. In October 2020, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved the registrati…

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What is an invasive species?
Posted on July 17, 2021

An invasive species is any species that is not native to an area, has a tendency to spread, and threatens the environmental, economic or social health of that area.  Native species have natural mechanisms t…

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Pathways for invasive species
Posted on July 17, 2021

An invasive species is any organism (plant, animal, insect, disease, etc.) that has been introduced to an area outside of its native range, has a tendency to spread, and threatens the environmental, economic or …

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Get involved – How you can help
Posted on July 17, 2021

There are lots of ways to get involved in invasive species control and prevention, from taking simple steps at home or in the outdoors to joining our Spotter’s Network! Here’s how you can help: …

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Species identification guide
Posted on July 17, 2021

Positively identifying invasive species can be difficult.  Here are a few tips to consider when trying to ID a plant or insect. Plants …

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