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laws around invasive species?

 
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Hi everyone, i have a quick question about invasives in canada, to my knowledge it is my understanding that there is laws for species at risk and acts as follows, but what are the laws surrounding planting invasives on youre own property for example i have seen in canadian nursery catalogues white mullberry and black locust two trees that are seen in arboretums aswell. If i were to purchase or grow these from seed is it possible for me to plant them on my property? anyone with any info if you could give youre input i would love to know thank you..
 
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Here's a cool link:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/stop-spread-invasive-species#section-1

Usually there are many hundreds of identified invasive species identified in a given country, but "The Law" doesn't tend to step in and prohibit something unless the organisms cause significant economic or ecological threat to the state; hence, mulberry and black locust not being on the "heavy-hitters" list, as compared to Zebra mussels or emerald ash borer(threatening the shipping/fishing and timber industries).

Sometimes it is just illegal for vendors to sell or import/export, but not illegal for individuals to own.

Please check the actual local and federal laws before purchase though - I am not a lawyer and do not presume to give legal advice.
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