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Old 06-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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How to destroy blackberry grove?

Senselessly previous owner doubled fence area creating a no-man's land in overgrown with both blackberry and bamboo. Too narrow to get in physically to chop and tear, and I don't want to tear my side of the fence out to do the job.

Is there a good total herbicide that I could drop down/spray down on mature blackberry canes to kill them as much as possible? I know there are root runners heading out everywhere, but I would still, like to kill the main patch.

I would use napalm but the fences would also go up. Will consider any product regardless of contents. Thanks for tips.


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Old 06-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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You could try this:
Pretty strong stuff according to the webpage.


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Old 06-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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I lived most of my life in Blackberry Country (Pac NW) and there's no easy solution that I'm aware of such as "spray and their gone".

It's a battle not for the weak of thorns. If you “constantly” cut them back to the ground "eventually" the roots will starve out but this could take years of due diligence.

A backhoe, skid steer and chainsaw are useful tools.

In the NW loading up on blackberry's in the summer was a given, you didn't have to look hard for sure. If I want them now it's about $6 a pint "if" I can find them.

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