Getting rid of Sumacs
On the south side of my woodlot there is a large grouping of Sumac (probably staghorn).
There are some attractive older specimens in the grouping, right along the edge of the woods.
The problem is that the sumac are spreading (root clones?) out into the meadow about 50 feet.
I want to eliminate the encroaching sumac to save that part of the meadow.
Is it UNWISE to leave a narrow strip of bigger sumacs along the edge of the woods?
If I use Round-up on the encroaching sumac clones, will the Round-up travel thru rthe root system and kill the big "parent" sumacs?
Should I mow the encroaching clones a few times, or would that just multiply the problem?
Any advise is appreciated! Greg