The province has teamed up with the Invasive Species Council of BC with a program aimed at stopping the spread of invasive plants species.

Council director Gail Wallin says Plant-Wise works with the horticulture industry by building consumer demand for non-invasive species

Wallin says through the Plant-Wise program they have identified 26-invasive horticulture plants and made comparable recommendations that are not invasive.

Some of the more prolific invasive species that were introduced to the island through horticulture include Scott Broom, Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed.