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When moving into our new home I removed two small quaking aspen trees. Even though the main trees are gone there are a good multiple dozen shoots that are coming up all over the lawn. How do I get rid of these for good...hopefully without ripping up my entire yard? Also my neighbors all have these aspen trees and I would like to "treat" the baby shoots coming up on my side of the fence line without damaging their trees. Is that possible?
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Unfortunately the roots of the little shoots are connected to the full-size quaking aspens in your neighbor's yard. Before you kill the little shoots, you must first sever the connecting roots. Cut them with a shovel or something so they are not connected, then you can safely spray them out with a shrub and brush killer or other broad-leaf herbicide. Make sure there is no wind, no other broad-leaf plants that will be damaged (don't spray them if they are in the middle of broad-leaf ground cover). Make sure that the temperature is below 85 degrees for 72 hours after you spray. If you have further questions you can call us at 851-8462
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