Is there an easy way to kill Catbrier (Greenbrier) ???
Nancy Turner on May 28, 2018Cut the vines fairly close to the ground. You can pull them off when they are cut. I would suggest painting the Roundup on the stump. That way it will not touch any existing plants or grasses. It may take a few tries to absorb enough to get all the way down the roots, so leave enough stump so you can trim it to get fresh stump to put it on. I did this to finally kill a really old wild grape stump, it was all but strangling and killing a house high lilac. It took me about a year on that one, most don't take that long, though. I hope this helps you!Helpful Reply
Mindshift on May 29, 2018There are over 300 species of this genus (Smilax) of which 20 species are found in the U.S. and Canada. Whenever I cut back any I am careful to gather all stems and dispose of them in the trash. The thorns do not degrade over time and remain sharp and painful.They are indeed difficult to kill with new foliage returning after being cut down or burned. Roundup or a similar herbicide is the best treatment, but I think it more effective to spray new vegetation after you have cut it back. You can use a piece of cardboard to shield nearby plants from any overspray.Helpful Reply
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