The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91048 Message #1730335
Posted By: JohnInKansas
29-Apr-06 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: What tree is this, please?
Subject: RE: BS: What tree is this, please?
It's a common enough "ornamental" that you may not be able to get anything done officially, but personally I'd contact the local ag agent and at least ask if it can be cited as a "noxious growth," so that removal can be attempted. The case for rapid extermination may be aided if it's mature enough to have produced visible "shoots" from underground roots.
Since it's a sufficiently "woody" plant, it resists (I can affirm) nearly all common plant toxins that ordinary mortals are permitted to possess - with or without a license.
Actually, killing the parent plant may only invigorate the "travellers" that may already be near
- - or under
- - or upon
- - your property.
Stand near it on a quiet evening and listen for it to say "FEED ME."
(But don't stand too close to it.)