Publications

This page has some of our educational publications (booklets, pamphlets, tri-folds, information sheets and postcards) available for download. If you don't see what you're looking for, please check back periodically or email us

Choose one of the links below to be directed to the publications that best fit your needs or scroll down to view the entire list of available publications. Contact your local weed board or weed district office for physical copies of these publications. 

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Gardening with Non-Invasive Species

Garden Wise Western

Garden Wise: Non-Invasive Plants for Your Garden (Western Washington)

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PDF version of our popular new booklet which offers several non-invasive alternatives for 15 invasive ornamental and noxious weed. Eighteen pages, 8" x 11". Western Washington version.

It was produced by the WA State Noxious Weed Control Board in collaboration with the Washington Invasive Species Coalition and the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.

New! Browse this booklet online here. 

Gardenwise Eastern

Garden Wise: Non-invasive Plants for Your Garden 
(Eastern Washington)

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PDF version of our popular new booklet which offers several non-invasive alternatives for 14 invasive ornamental and noxious weed. This book includes 26 additional plant recommendations for Eastern Washington gardens. Eighteen pages, 8" x 11".. Eastern Washington Version.

It was produced by WA Noxious Weed Control Board in collaboration with the Washington Invasive Species Coalition and the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.

New! Browse this booklet online here. 

Botanical Bullies

Botanical Bullies

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Page one highlights ten garden ornamentals that are now recognized as noxious weeds. Page two highlights seven highly invasive plants and noxious weeds of the water garden. Two page handout., 8" x 11".

It was produced by the Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board.


Invasive Ornamentals

Invasive Ornamentals and Some Selected Alternatives 

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Page one introduces the problems of invasive escaped ornamentals and steps to prevent further escape of these plants. Page two provides suggestions for five invasive ornamentals.

It was produced by WA State Nursery and Landscape Association Task Force and WSNWCB

Weed Identification Guides

Fg Western

Noxious Weeds that Harm Washington State, Western Field Guide

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PDF version of a 56 page, pocket-size field guide to the most troublesome noxious weeds of Western Washington.  Photos, impacts, and methods of control are listed for each weed.  This publication also includes a brief introduction that explains how weeds spread, weed laws, and landowner responsibilities. 56 pages, 3 1/2" x 5 1/5".

Fg Eastern

Noxious Weeds that Harm Washington State, Eastern Field Guide

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PDF version of a 50+ page, pocket-size field guide to the most troublesome weeds of Eastern Washington.  Photos, impacts, and methods of control are listed for each weed.  This publication also includes a brief introduction that explains how weeds spread, weed laws, and landowner responsibilities. 56 pages, 3 1/2" x 5 1/5".

General Weed Control Information

Cover

Noxious Weeds in Washington State: Everybody's Problem, Everybody's Solution- NEW UPDATE!

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PDF version of our brochure about Noxious Weeds in Washington. It includes sections on the state weed laws, how noxious weeds threaten our ecosystems and harm people, their financial cost and what you can do about them. Two page brochure, 9" x 24".

Full Circle

Full Circle: Control Noxious Weeds and Grow Healthy Plant Communities Full Circle Brochure

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This brochure talks about making management plans with emphasis on encouraging desired plants, rather than simply controlling weeds. Two page handout, 8" x 14".

Disposal

Noxious Weed Disposal

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This brochure provides general information about the disposal of noxious weeds and how some noxious weeds should be disposed of differently than others. Two page handout, 8" x 14".

Bees

Bees and Noxious Weeds

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This new brochure is about supporting bees and other pollinators when controlling Noxious Weeds. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".

Guides for Youth

Coloring

The Noxious Weeds Coloring Book

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This coloring book showcases some of the worst weeds found in WA State. 16 page booklet, 8" x 11".
It was created by Kathy Merrifield and Laurel Baldwin of Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board.

Information About Specific Weeds

Tansy

Tansy Ragwort, A Toxic, Noxious Weed in Washington

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Updated PDF version of our Tansy Ragwort brochure, a Class B noxious weed. It details how to identify Tansy Ragwort, where it grows, why it is invasive and how to control it. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".

Knapweed

Selected Knapweeds of WA Brochure

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This detailed brochure illustrates the differences between eight Knapweeds found in WA State (Bighead, Black, Diffuse, Meadow, Russian, Spotted, Brown, and Yellow Starthistle). Two page brochure, 8" x 14".

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

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This brochures talks about Garlic Mustard, a Class A Noxious Weed in Washington. It includes information on identification, control and where it likes to grow. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".
Giant Hogweed, A Toxic, Noxious Weed in Washington

Hogweed

Giant Hogweed Brochure 

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PDF version of our brochure about this Class A Noxious Weed. It details how to identify Giant Hogweed, where it grows, why it is invasive and how to control it. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".
Control Puncturevine, A Noxious Weed in Washington

Puncturevine

Control Puncturevine Brochure 

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PDF version of our brochure about Puncturevine, a Class B Noxious Weed. It details how to identify Puncturevine, where it grows, why it is invasive and how to control it. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".


Download Control Puncturevine, A Noxious Weed in Washington in Spanish

Knotweed

Do You Have Knotweed On Your Property?

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PDF version of our Knotweed brochure, covering four knotweed species that are Class B noxious weeds. It provides an overview on identification, impacts and control options. Two page handout, 8" x 14".

Knotweed Spanish

Stop the Spread of Knotweed - In Spanish

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PDF version of a brochure about Knotweed species in Spanish. It details how to identify the different species, where they grow, why they are invasive and how to control them. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".

Knotweed Door Hanger

Knotweed Door Hanger

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PDF version of a door hanger on Knotweed species that provides general identification tips and control information. It was developed by WSU Extension's Integrated Weed Control Project, WSDA, the U.S. Forest Service and the State Noxious Weed Control Board. Double-sided, 11" x 4.25".

Scotch Broom

Scotch Broom Brochure

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This is a brochure on Scotch broom, a class B Noxious Weed in Washington State. Identification, control and other topics are covered. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 14".

Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock Brochure

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This is a brochure on poison hemlock, a toxic Noxious Weed in Washington State. Identification, control and other topics are covered. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".

Italian Arum

Italian Arum Brochure

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This is a brochure on Italian arum, a toxic Noxious Weed in Washington State. Identification, control and other topics are covered. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".

Yellow Archangel

Yellow Archangel

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This is a brochure on yellow archangel, a Class B Noxious Weed in Washington that has been introduced through ornamental plantings. Identification, control and other topics are covered. Two page brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".