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Wild Briar Removal Help

Posted by carota18 none (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 28, 14 at 22:51

I am thrilled I finally identified this plant that has been torturing me. I have typed every description that I could think of into the search engine since October and was never able to find anything that looked remotely like it, but now I am 99.9% sure that it is wild briar. I basically moved into weed infested land and concentrated on other areas of the property first, but my main goal for this winter was to figure out what it is so I can wage war against it in the spring. Does anyone have any tips on getting rid of this? I like to avoid any kind of chemicals as much as possible. I'd much rather work 100 hours than spray anything, but am not all out opposed if that is the only option. Open to any suggestions. Thanks a lot for any help


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

Start digging and don't stop until you're done.
Then watch for re-sprouts (from missed roots) and remove promptly.


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

This photo is exactly what I'm talking about" the site I saw it on said it is wild briar, so that's where I got the name, which I'm not exactly sure on, but this is definitely the red thorny stem I have


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

Management without chemicals means that you must dig & repeat as needed.


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

Wild briar is a generic description of a number of wild vine and thorny plants. There are a couple of methods of control depending on how quickly you want that. Mowing the area repeatedly, a slow and long term method, will eventually cause this plant to die out, probably.
Or digging, as Jean suggested, could be a quicker method. Another method could involve smothering. cutting the plants down pretty short, covering with a light impervious material (cardboard, newspaper, etc.) and covering that with something to hold it in place such as wood chips or shredded leaves, or what ever else might be handy and free.


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

Thanks so much for the help:) So I guess I don't know exactly what it is...


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RE: Wild Briar Removal Help

If you post a picture in the Name That Plant Forum, especially if you can get one with leaves, someone can id it for you. Could be a raspberry, blackberry, rose or several other thorny vines, as kimmsr said.

Here is a link that might be useful: Name That Plant


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