We just moved into a house with willow along the back yard fence. The previous owner said that what is growing at the edge of the yard started about 3 years ago. It is 10 to 15 feet high and sprouts are coming up all (and I mean ALL) over the yard.
I'm willing to cut it down and plant something else to provide the privacy that it is currently creating but most of all, I want it to stay out of the yard! It is coming up through the asphalt path next to it. What can I do to stop it from taking over? The back yard is small and there are sprouts back there in the hundreds. Some are new and some are already woody. Pulling does not get the root and I think that is all the previous owner did. If I have to get rid of it completely, I will but how do I get rid of the major growth and the sproutlets?
I hope you all have some thoughts quickly before it takes over the house!! Thanks.