Asked on Oct 3, 2017

How to remove a Weed growing large like a tree from my flower bed

Carole DorseyCori WidenLinda
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w/o destroying the other plants nor the environment?

6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 3, 2017

    you will have to smother it out with black plastic or dig it out
  • TILTH
    on Oct 3, 2017

    cut off near where it emerges from soil...paint with straight Roundup (glysophate)....and along the remaining bark....may have to repeat in the spring ...certain "trees/weeds" are more difficult to eliminate permanently
  • Amanda
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Hi Carole. Have you tried to dig it out?
  • Linda
    on Oct 3, 2017

    You have Giant Ragweed. I know because I had 2 and found out what they were from a Wisconsin University. I actually let mine grow because I wanted to see how big it would get (11') . Since the leaves are really prickly I wore long sleeves I cut the branches back to within 2' of the main stem. The branches are brittle so I just broke them off. I then pushed the main stem over with my foot, twisted it until it broke and then dug up the root system.

  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Digging it out the old fashioned way is likely your best bet!
  • Carole Dorsey
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Oh, ok, we did that in early Spring and at early Autumn it's back🙁


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