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Old 05-01-2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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Hey you guys,lol thanks for your help ! No #1, we are retired (no extra money), Iam not pulling those suckers out, even though yard isn't even that big ! Calling the greenhouse people tomorrow! Maybe they have an idea. But I will let you know. This is the first year they are this bad !
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #12
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You can get a herbicide that will work on "woody" weeds and maybe even decidiuous seedlings. Look at The Home Depot or Lowe's.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:39 PM   #13
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Unless you remove the roots, they will continue to grow. I'd mow them down if you cannot dig them up.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:45 PM   #14
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I have the same problem with a Mulberry tree, Ivy andmany other weeds. Paul always said " If it's green just mow it"
I also have a lot of clover and my friend Judy is always looking and finding 4 leaf clover. The other day she found a 5 leaf one...? more luck than a 4?
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:57 PM   #15
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I'll trade you some Oak seedlings! We just keep mowing and eventually they go away. My husband did pick quite a few out by the roots one year. This year, so far, isn't too bad. I can't wait to hear your answer!
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:36 AM   #16
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These are shoots that germinate from the tree roots; depending how many inches (or feet) of moisture your yard has collected over the winter season (dormant season). The best way to avoid the problem is to prune your trees at least every 2-3 years. And of course, you need to feed your trees. This keeps the rooting system growing in a down halo. Otherwise I call it "Trees Grown Wild."
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:30 AM   #17
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These seedlings are not from tree roots, these are the little 'helicopter' seedlings that have germinated. Our tree is a city owned tree about 40 yrs. old, they do all the pruning.
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Glyphosate will do it.
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Thanks YT, just googled that name, and our trade name 'Roundup' contains this! Will have to get some !

Just mentioned this to dh and he thought roundup killed grass too though. Will have to check it out further.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #20
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it`s worth remembering though that the Action Glyphosate (on the krebs cycle), takes a good 10 days to show effects, however, by the time you see this effect, the plant is TOAST! :)
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