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Q.How Do I Get Rid Of Pokeweed Around A Pear Tree That’s Four Five Years Old I Don’t Want To Use Chemicals That Can Be

Zone 61375 | Anonymous added on September 27, 2023 | Answered

absorbed by the tree into the fruit

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Answered on September 28, 2023

As long as you don't spray the pear tree, the chemicals, such as glyphosate, should not be absorbed into the tree. You can hold a barrier such as cardboard against the tree while you spray.

If you are going to dig it out, be very careful you don't dig into the pear tree roots. The pokeberry taproot is long and fleshy and it's hard to get all of it.


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