Russian Olive Trees
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Russian Olive Trees

Zone I don't really know. It is dry, but we get spurts of downpours that only last for about 5-10min. | missmary.madjeski added on July 21, 2015 | Answered

The previous owner that we bought our house from had a slew of trees, bushes, shrubs, and other plants growing in the yard. Someone mentioned that we have a Russian Olive tree. Then, I was told that they were illegal now. I think that they are illegal to sell and buy, but what if it is fully grown in the backyard and we never planted it there in the first place?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 21, 2015

I did see that it is not legal to sell or purchase in Colorado.
It is considered hight invasive so it is not a good plant.
You would not be responsible for an existing mature tree. These laws apply to the sale of seedlings.
Here are a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/elaeagnus/russian-olive-information.htm
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/russianolive.html

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