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    Default Thorn bushes

    What's the best way to get rid of those flat making thorn bushes! Mowing doesn't get rid of them. Spray? Plow? Burn? Need some help. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Thorn bushes

    Without knowing roughly where you are located it is hard to know what particular thorns you are referring to. I'd suggest contacting your local USDA extension office for their advice.

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    East Texas. Don't know the name of them but they have long purple thorns. Leaves that kinda look like a clover leaf. A years worth of growth and they can be taller than my front end of my 460 Long tractor.

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    Default Re: Thorn bushes

    Probably Acacia, also called Huisache. They are tough to get rid of because if you just mow them down or cut them off with an axe or saw they will send up new plants from the roots making one tree into 3, 4, 5, ... you get the idea. You have to kill the roots also. Go to your local farm supply or ag coop and ask for a poison.

    Believe it or not, the flowers of these trees were once used to make perfume. I have to admit that I do like the smell of the flower.

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    Default Re: Thorn bushes

    Sorry, I didn't notice that you said the leaves look like a clover leaf. Never mind.
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    Default Re: Thorn bushes

    remedy mixed with diesel sprayed on the bark will get it.

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    Default Re: Thorn bushes

    Quote Originally Posted by cowski View Post
    remedy mixed with diesel sprayed on the bark will get it.
    I 2nd that.

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