Franklin Phil
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Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Edgewood, Washington

Pacific northwest natural woodscape problem

BLACKBERRIES. Does anyone know a product that I can buy that does well at elliminating blacberries without harming dogwoods, firs and cedars? All these trees are very large, healthy and mature. I don't care if it kills all the other vegitation in the area, just don't want to harm the trees

Super Green Thumb
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Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 7:02 pm
Location: El Cerrito, CA

Perhaps a brush-control firm which uses goats to graze on understory plants can help with the blackberries.

The owner can tell you whether the goats eat trees (I don't think they do). I've seen goats used for clearing dense brush next to the freeways and on steep hillsides in the Bay Area.

And they leave little..."bits" :wink: of fertilizer behind, too...

Cynthia H.
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9

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