Rural Roadside Vegetation Control Program

Strathcona County's annual Rural Roadside Vegetation Control Program controls weeds, brush and trees on rural roadsides and in municipal reserves.

Weeds include plants designated as noxious and prohibited noxious under the Alberta Weed Act, and they are controlled to prevent their spread onto adjacent property. Brush and trees are controlled to improve sightlines and visibility at intersections and long the roadside, to increase efficiency during snow clearing in winter, and to improve drainage.

Image showing vegetation control sprayer working on a rural road

Strathcona County uses an integrated management strategy that involves prevention, identification, monitoring and controlling undesirable vegetation. All County maintained rights-of-way are treated where required each year, using a variety of mechanical techniques and herbicides to ensure a healthy plant community.

This program adheres to industry standards provided by Alberta Environment and Parks and the Professional Vegetation Managers Association of Alberta.

Please note that vegetation control on primary and secondary highways is the responsibility of Alberta Transportation. View a complete listing of primary and secondary highways in Strathcona County.

Mulching

The purpose of mulching is to improve traffic sightlines, drainage and County-led mowing and winter maintenance activities. The process involves using a machine to shred trees and brush into mulch chips that are left to naturally decompose in the ditch over time.

Mulching is only conducted in County-owned ditches and roadsides in parts of rural Strathcona County. Ornamental trees near approaches and shelterbelts on private property are not removed as part of the County’s mulching program.

Landowner Option Program 

Rural residents in Strathcona County who do not wish to have herbicide applied to the roadside adjacent to their property can sign up for Strathcona County’s Landowner Option Program (LOP). Once enrolled in the program, landowners assume the responsibility of noxious weed, prohibited noxious weed and brush control. 

To learn more, or to take part in the program, please contact Transportation and Agriculture Services at 780-417-7100.

Vegetation control companies 

Strathcona County does not endorse any product or service listed on this page. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information. Other businesses can be added to this list by contacting Transportation and Agriculture Services.

  • 1. Rental companies

    • Park Equipment – Sherwood Park
      780-464-4646
      Tow behind sprayer – 25 gallon, 8 foot boom, walk behind 24 inch mower, rough cut flail mower.
    • Triple Two Rentals – Sherwood Park
      780-922-6534
      Tractor mount and walk-behind rough cut mower, 25 gallon yard sprayer with boom wand, industrial weed eater.

    When hiring a spraying contractor, it is up to you to confirm that they use licensed applicators and that their business has a valid Alberta Service Registration.

  • 2. Vegetation control companies

    • Ace Vegetation - Nisku
      Ian McDonald – 780-955-8980
      Mows/sprays large properties only.
    • Catamount Lawn and Snow Ltd. – Ardrossan
      Paul Berthiaume – 780-399-0434
      Rough and finish mowing any size, commercial,
      acreage and residential lots.
    • Cortex Management Inc. – Ardrossan
      Laura Hammer – 780-718-1458
      Industrial, commercial and acreage spraying, any size.
    • Delta Valley Landscaping and Lawn Services Ltd.
      Robert Klay – 780-955-7904
      Mows/sprays commercial lots only.
    • Enviro Masters – Edmonton Capital Region
      Edward Ramsden – 780-460-5958
      Sprays industrial, commercial and residential properties. Also mows up to 2 acres with 48" deck mower.
    • Excel Vegetation – Tofield
      Heather Stanley – 780-446-8015
      Sprays acreages/larger parcels.
    • G & J – Edmonton
      Willis Kozak – 780-454-0700/780-233-3569 (cell)
      Mows/sprays commercial and residential lots, can mow large properties – 17 and 19 foot flail mower.
    • Green Drop – Edmonton
      Gerald Grona – 780-447-1000
      Sprays west of Range Road 224.
    • Green Oasis – Sherwood Park
      Travis Pulfer/Dave Montgomery – 780-414-6777
      Sprays acreages, farmland, residential and industrial.
    • Greenskeepers Inc. – Sherwood Park
      Chance Sheiwe/Greg Lott – 780-417-5296
      Any lot size.
    • Integrated Vegetation Solutions – Morinville
      Dwight Lakusta – 780-938-6008
      Mows any lot size.
    • KJM Services – Sherwood Park
      Keith Marshall – 780-964-7766
      Mows any lot size.
    • Landura Enterprises – Sherwood Park
      Al Boychuk – 780-991-7771
      landura@hotmail.com
      Mows any size lot.
    • McLean Vegetation Services Ltd
      Mark McLean – 587-360-3093
      Cell – 780-403-315-4959
      www.mcleanvegetation.com
      Sprays any size lot.
    • Mida Contracting – Edmonton
      David Pigeon – 780-233-9592
      Mows any lot size.
    • Nutrilawn - Edmonton
      780-438-3537/780-438-4036
      Sprays residential, acreages and commercial.
    • PropertyPro Maintenance – Edmonton
      Kevin Johannsen – 780-707-8480/780-665-7399
      Mows any lot size.
    • Salisbury Landscape – Sherwood Park
      780-410-0611
      Mows any lot over 1/2 acre, 48 to 66 inch deck mower.
    • Sherwood Enterprises – Sherwood Park
      Tim Martin – 780-467-3621
      Mows any lot size from urban to 20 acres or larger.
    • Versatile Services – Ardrossan
      Dolly Dixon – 780-235-0007
      Mows/sprays acreages up to 10 acres, commercial and residential.
    • Vanguard Vegetation Control – Stony Plain
      Chris McGuire – 780-974-4156
      Sprays up to 3 acres.
    • Wild Rose Lawn and Snow Care
      Charles Graham – 780-292-4430
      Mowing and spraying.

 

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Last updated: Friday, November 09, 2018
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