Giant Hogweed is a plant native to Central Asia and can grow to be 5 meters in height. Coming into contact with the sap can cause blistering and blindness. Now the fast-spreading weed has somehow managed to make it's way onto Canadian soil, and the government seems to be more focused on research and prevention than eradication. What do you think Canada should do to stop the growth?
I agree with the prevention. I don't see the point of eliminating plants,only because it causes discomfort in humans. It's like removing all thorn trees because people who come in contact with them can get thorns in them or removing all (can't think of the name now), which is a tree which has sap so posoinous it goes through your skin. Plants to me are in a way sacred, I don't like killing them off because we might find them bad or harmful to us, it is after all their way of protecting themselves.
As an example we have a tree here called the Jacaranda, it isn't native to our country at all, it is more like a weed, makes a mess and in summer time you can't walk barefoot around it because of the bees that is in the fallen flowers, yet it gives our city character and the purple flowers look stunning.
Just my opinion.
Well apparently Markham has found a way to kill it, you have to inject poison into the roots or something. I think they should get rid of it fast D: Blindness probably isn't fun!
I think that they need to control the spread of gilliweed. It's magical you know.
I don't get it O:
You're not funny