A photo of Scotch broom in Discovery Park in King County, Washington

Learn the latest on Scotch broom at symposium in Snoqualmie on May 23

Scotch broom is one of the most costly invasive species in Washington, according to a 2017 report commissioned by Washington State agencies. Of the 23 species analyzed, the study found that Scotch broom is near the top of the list in terms of economic impact on Washington’s landscapes, agriculture, business, and recreation. Scotch broom is a serious threat to native…

King County noxious weed program is hiring

King County is accepting applications until January 13, 2017 to fill an opening for a seasonal noxious weed control specialist. This is a full-time equivalent, benefit-eligible position and typically works 10-11 months a year. See the King County Jobs website for complete information and application instructions (search for Noxious Weed Control Specialist II). Here is a…

King County noxious weed specialist bagging the flowering tops of tansy ragwort after removal.

What do I do with all those weeds I pulled?

Some weeds just won’t die, even after they are uprooted. Tossing them on a brush pile might actually give them a second chance at life. Yellow archangel infestations often start from yard waste piles or discarded container plantings. Tansy ragwort will make a fairy ring of new plants around burn piles because the seeds spread in the…