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Spurge Laurel – Be Careful when handling

This is Yard and garden clean-up time and as you go about eliminating invasive species such as scotch broom and unwanted blackberries, be very careful when you pull or cut daphne/spurge laurel.  Many plant parts are toxic and can cause blisters and a rash if you don’t use gloves.  The CVRD Saltair Burning Bylaw allows yard burning from 15 Mar – 15 Apr and then again 15 Oct  – 15 Nov. Only when the Venting Index is “Good”.

Please do not burn yard waste at this time as it comes with a fine. Peerless is close by and takes yard trimmings for free..

For more information on Spurge Laurel:

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/toxic-plant-warnings/severe-skin-irritation-from-spurge-laurel-daphne-laureola?lang=en&direct

Posted by:Lynne Smith

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