Photo: Mark Crocker
Why it’s bad Invades disturbed, moist, nutrient-rich sites soon creating a dense thicket which expands each season.
Control Hand clearing with the cut-and-paint method slow, but effective. Foliar sprays not recommended near waterways.
Alternatives Replace with the fast-growing, native Kangaroo Apple, or Native Mulberry. Plant densely to create “instant canopy”.