Controlling problem trees & shrubs

Tough, woody and invasive weeds like blackberry, lantana, African boxthorn and privet can create a significant problem in the garden, as can seedlins and suckers of trees like camphore laurel and wattles.

Yates Tree & Blackberry Killer is an effective way of controlling unwanted woody weeds, tree seedlings and suckers as well as tree stumps, which can often reshoot.  The active ingredient, triclopyr, is systemic and travels through the plant's system, killing it roots and all.

Summer is an ideal time to get problem trees and shrubs under control, while plants are in active growth.

Control weeds like blackberries, camphor laurel seedlings and gorse by thoroughly spraying Yates Tree & Blackberry Killer over the foliage and stems.

Woody weeds and trees can be controlled using a basal bark or cut stump treatment.  Basal bark spraying involves painting or spraying stems from ground level to a height of 30cm with Yates Tree & Blackberry Killer.  Old, rough bark may require more thorough spraying.  Drilling 2cm deep holes or axe wounding trees can help the product penetrate into the plant.

For cut stump treatment, liberally spray or paint the product onto freshly cut stems or trunks.

Yates Tree & Blackberry Killer can also be mixed with kerosene for weeds like sweet briar, African boxthorn olive and privet, to assist efficacy.


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Lantana

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Privet

Cut established trees close to the ground and paint immediately with a solution of Yates Tree and Blackberry killer mixed at the recommended strength.