Vail attacks noxious weeds |

Vail attacks noxious weeds

VAIL, Colorado ” Crews hired by the town of Vail will begin Monday a four-day treatment of noxious weeds on town-owned property.

The process will target Canada thistle and yellow toadflax, two prevalent invasive species found within the town. Noxious weeds spread quickly, usually to the detriment of native plants, and can affect wildlife and impact recreation.

Signs will be placed in herbicide treatment areas at least 48 hours in advance and markings will delineate treated areas. People and pets should not walk into treatment areas until they have dried and the town has removed the signs.

If you want to be notified of applications in your neighborhood, call 479-2337 or e-mail

The town also offers free on-site consultations to help Vail property owners and residents identify noxious weeds, as well as offer advice for removing weeds either by hand-pulling, mowing or use of herbicides. To schedule a consultation by appointment, which will take place through Sept. 19, contact town of Vail Landscape Architect Gregg Barrie at 479-2158 or

Removal of noxious weeds is required by law per the Colorado Noxious Weed Act and the town of Vail Noxious Weed Ordinance, which require all property owners to remove undesirable plants from their property. To be considered a noxious weed, a plant must be listed on the Colorado Noxious Weed List. The list can be found online at

A list of Vail’s most common noxious weeds and more information can be found at

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