Reasons why to cut broom:

Lou Skinner

Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT)

Tuesday, May 30 2017

Scotch Broom crowds out native plants, leading to loss of diversity, is toxic to some wildlife, takes over farms, prevents forest regrowth, is highly flammable, and spreads rapidly and densely. 

One plant can produce up to 18,000 seeds! One of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT)’s mandates is to preserve ecosystems and now is the critical time to cut broom at ground level, before it goes to seed.

Jim White and Clare Coupland  cut a solitary broom plant at ground level. Chances are the plant, which is focussing its energy on flower production right now, will die before producing seeds.” Submitted photo. 

Watch the broombusters.org video on how to cut (not pull) broom. 

Why not tackle the broom in your area?! Even cutting one solitary flowering broom plant can prevent a future outbreak.