See you in 2023!

Adopt-a-Trail invites the Whistler community to adopt the Valley Trail! By coming together and forming teams with their families, friends and co-workers, participants showed our dear trail some love.

Adopt-a-Trail has wrapped up for 2022. We want to extend a warm thank you to all the volunteers that got involved!

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How do I…

… Control Burdock?

  • Remove the entire taproot by digging it up.
  • Simply cutting the stems above the ground will not control the plant. If the taproot is not removed, the plant will likely grow back and develop flowers and seeds.
  • Remove all plant material from the site to avoid Burdock’s allelopathic effects.
  • Lastly, remove all seedheads, including previous years’.

… Dispose of Burdock?

  • If flowering heads or burrs are present, please cut the stems to remove these parts from the rest of the plant.
  • Bag all plant parts (including seeds, stems, leaves and roots) and dispose of them in the household/general waste stream at any of the transfer stations.
  • Do not place them in the compost bin, as the seeds will persist through the composting process.

Learn More

Head to the Burdock Species Profile Page to learn more.