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Moe Szyslak

How to kill this bush.....???

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My yard backs up to a marsh and this plant/bush is thriving all along my retaining wall and I would like to kill it. I took the pics today after I cut it all down. I cut it all down three years ago and its come back thicker and more shoots. It has green shoots that turn to a bark color when they age, and it has blue colored fruits.

I dont believe the city will let me run a bobcat back through there to dig out the stumps and its almost impossible to dig it out by hand.

Anything I can spray or put over the stumps of this plant to kill it?

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looks like dogwood??? Them are nice shrubs! Trim it and enjoy! gringrin

I would think the old concentrated Round-up applied directly to the freshly cut stump with a small painters brush would kill it.

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It is a red twig dogwood they are a nice bush but if you want to get rid of it get a product called Tordon usually at runnings or fleet farm make a fresh cut and barely dab some on an it is a gonner

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That shrub is going to be 6-10ft tall and will get there every year after you cut it back. Its actually a great native shrub for wildlife and screening. Maintain it yearly and it will be fine. If you don't like it, nuke it.

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