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Q.Sycamore Seeds

Anonymous added on April 18, 2011 | Answered

Have been living next door to three sycamore trees for 16 years and never had any problems. This year, almost overnight, the sycamore seeds have taken root and now my front lawn looks like a sycamore farm. If I mow them, will they come back, or how do I get rid of them? You can hardly see the grass; it’s unbelievable. Any ideas?

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Answered on April 18, 2011

The bad weather this winter likely sent the trees into "survival" mode where they over produce on seeds when they have been through weather that could have killed them. To tell the truth, the best thing that you can do is to mow frequently. This will force the seedlings to continually try to recover themselves which uses up energy and they will eventually die from the effort. Other than that, your only other option is hand pulling.

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