Thorny plant

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Date Photo Taken: 07/07/2014
Location: Buford, ga
Posted By: pgriffin1954


Growing in backyard . What is best way to eliminate plant?


  1. weedpuller Unregistered says:

    I would spray it with a weed killer, like roundup, that will go to the root and kill it for good.

    July 7th, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  2. Jim Unregistered says:

    Looks like a locust tree. There are 3 types locally – black, white and honey.

    July 8th, 2014 at 11:46 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Robinia adds nitrogen to the soil, attracts pollinators with those sweet-smelling flowers, and produces wood that does not rot… valuable for fence posts and other ground contact uses…

    I’ve been attempting to establish robinia at my house… and I’m not having any luck… it doesn’t want to grow in my dry white sand…

    The problem with growing locust trees… is they are prone to suckering… like sassafras or sumac…

    Not sure that spraying the plant would be appropriate… wouldn’t the poison be absorbed by the parent tree?

    Talk about a bummer… spray the sprouts, lose the shade tree!

    July 10th, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  4. Ari Unregistered says:

    That’s a black locust!!! If you want to get rid of it, the best way to do so is to dig out the entire thing. Get as much of the root system as possible otherwise it’ll sprout right back up!

    July 11th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

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