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getting rid of staghorn rhus

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by cute shelley on July 04, 2005 09:28 PM
I planted one of these a couple of years ago in a shrubby border but it was always sickly so I cut it down to stump level. This year I noticed a few shoots coming through, then a few more. I'm now being overrun! I've applied glyphosate to the shoots, which seems to kill them off but they are coming up faster than I can spray them. That was in the border, they are now springing up in the lawn where I can't kill them. Any tips on how to eradicate this pest?

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by RugbyHukr on July 05, 2005 01:09 AM
Rhus typhina 'Staghorn Sumac' spreads by underground root shoots. You may need to dig up the entire root system. Including the runners.

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by cute shelley on July 05, 2005 08:10 PM
Digging up all the roots is not possible because in places it has gone under a concrete path. Is there a chemical solution the kill off these roots?

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by RugbyHukr on July 05, 2005 09:40 PM
Round-Up. If there are roots in areas you cannot spray, wear rubber gloves & rub the chemical onto the leaves. This should give complete root kill.

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