Noxious weeds

As a property owner in the Town of Tecumseh, you are responsible to keep your land free of noxious weeds. In accordance with the Weed Control Act and Tecumseh By-law 2004-28, property owners shall destroy noxious weeds on their land.

Noxious weeds are plants designated under the Weed Control Act that:

  • are difficult to manage on agricultural land once established and will reduce the yield and quality of the crop being grown;
  • Negatively affect the health and well-being of livestock; or
  • Pose a risk to the health and well-being of agricultural workers.

You can access a list of noxious weeds on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website.

The Town will notify property owners each year to remove and destroy noxious weeds on properties located in Tecumseh.

If you would like more information on weed control in the Town of Tecumseh, email the Public Works department or call 519-735-2184 ext. 142.

Public Notices

In accordance with the Weed Control Act and Town of Tecumseh Weed Control By-law, this Public Notice of Weed Control advises that the Town will commence the removal and destruction of weeds and weed seeds on Monday, June 1, 2020, and continue such removal through Friday, October 30, 2020, on those properties failing to remove all noxious weeds.

The Town of Tecumseh further advises that commencing September 1, 2020 through to October 31, 2020 (weather permitting) pesticides shall be used to control noxious weeds along the Town's rural roadsides listed in the Public Notice of Pesticide Use.