Release of Liability for Access and Herbicide Use Agreement Form

Use this form for treatment of Knotweed and Giant Hogweed.

The Invasive Species Council of BC in conjunction with the BC Government has stated that the “Chemical control with a systemic herbicide is the recommended treatment strategy for knotweeds due to their extensive root structure and aggressive growth and reproduction. This treatment method is the easiest, most cost effective, and successful treatment method.” 

Trials to date have shown that herbicide is the most effective means to control both Knotweed and Giant hogweed species. 

The Coastal Invasive Species Committee can provide a certified herbicide applicator to target and remove knotweed and hogweed species with a primary treatment during the spring/summer, and a followup treatment using Glyphosate during the summer/fall. Multi-year treatment is recommended.

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Tenant Contact Information (if applicable)
As the landowner on title, by choosing Yes, I agree to:
  • Remove all garbage, non target plants, or otherwise dangerous materials from areas in which the target species occurs.
  • Not water or remove this plant or cut any stems for 48 hrs after treatment.
  • Agree to allow Coastal Invasive Species committee staff, agents, and contractors to work on my property at all reasonable times (we will contact ahead of time to arrange a suitable date to come treat the knotweed or hogweed).
In consideration of the assistance being provided by the Coastal Invasive Species Committee, its staff, agents, relevant municipal or regional governing bodies and contractors (Releasees) to control Giant hogweed and knotweed species, I covenant not to sue and hereby waive, release and discharge the Releasees from any and all claims of liability for personal injury or property damage of any kind arising either directly or indirectly as a result of their assistance. This release and waiver applies to all claims, foreseen and unforeseen, including negligence, and is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or any others who may claim on my behalf. By choosing yes, I submit that I am the property owner on title and that I have read and fully understand the above release of liability.