Bradford Pear Trees
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How to get rid of tree starts in lawn

Zone Indianapolis, Indiana | Davidrit2 added on June 30, 2015 | Answered

How to get rid of hundreds of tree starts in my lawn? I have 2 Bradford pear trees that yield hundreds of seed starts throughout my lawn. How do I get rid of them besides trying to find and pull each one? Same question for my backyard neighbor's Rose of Sharon hedgerow lining that yard.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 1, 2015

Unfortunately there is little that can be done.
It's best to pull the seedlings when they are still small.
You can girdle a tree, or even remove the tree.

If the Rose Of Sharon plant is sending up shoots from the roots, you can trim them at the soil surface.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm

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