Invasive black berry plants

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Invasive black berry plants

Post by Brian Millar » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:23 am

I've cleared out quite a bit of these and over the years it's been a lot of work. These are not to be handled like other plants if you want to manage or eliminate them, it's a several stage process. Most of the time, they are invasive and people just want to get rid of them. You can cut them down but they always come back and in force, you can prune them back and it's the same. The best way is to bend down the branches/stalks/etc. and make sure what is there remains attached to the root or other inner stalks. This diverts the plants energy to keeping the damaged vines in tact rather then new growth, and it's the stage one upon managing them. You are going to get a root ball that drives it shrinking in size since it's not getting it's nourishment as it would normally, and this system of bending back like this will decrease it's size as one applies it, to the point other plants will take over to at least making it easy to remove them from the roots without them coming back again.

Black berries are wonderful for use, but only managed, the bulk of which are rather invasive so one must be prudent if they opt into growing them regardless.



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