How to poison weed-like squirrel-planted YOUNG-trees after scythe-ing
off the stalks.
In the back yard we have this large patch of pakasandra (sp?),
which each year turns into a jungle of thus-far-juvenile
trees. (Each year they get planted via squirrels burring
nuts, some of which they clearly don't locate later on.)
Anyway, this year I got this (home-depot) serrated-edge scythe
and went out there and chopped them all, shortening them
from maybe 5 to 8 feet tall to 2 or 3 foot-high
How to get rid of these things -- so at least *this*
doesn't grow back?
I was thinking that since I want to preserve the *desired*
plants (eg pakasandra(sp?)), I'd want to be super-careful
with any poison.
Obviously (I think) I wouldn't want to spray anything over
the entire area.
So, I was thinking that maybe I could carefully "paint"
some poison directly on the chopped cross-section of each of
those remaining stalks?
(At this point, there's no leaves left, just the roughly-chopped
QUESTION: does this make any sense?
If so, what *kind*
of poison -- that would hopefully be
just enough to kill *that*
(and roots?), but that wouldn't propagate out to roots