Scotch Broom Information

Scotch broom is native to central/southern Europe and the Middle East. It has been introduced to Chile, India, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America. It has become widely naturalized from California to British Columbia. 

Introduced to Vancouver Island in 1850, broom grows prolifically in southwestern British Columbia throughout the Garry oak range and is also found in patches on the Queen Charlotte Islands and in some inland sites.

Scotch Broom Invasive Species Information here.

2021 Scotch Broom Removal Program Schedule

Kick-off: Saturday, May 1st
Broom drop-off dates: Saturday mornings, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Ends: Saturday, May 29

Bring your cut Broom to the drop-off location behind the Community Gardens, 729 Finlayson Arm Road, any Saturday morning in May, 8:00 am - noon. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload. Call Paul at 250-478-7885 if you need help. Tip Sheet

Highlands Community Broom Removal Program Handout

Watch video on cutting broom here.