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I need to get rid of a bunch of briars on my property. They are not big thickets just a lot of scattered plants but there are more and more every year.

What is the best strategy to get rid of them?
 

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tanner said:
I need to get rid of a bunch of briars on my property. They are not big thickets just a lot of scattered plants but there are more and more every year.

What is the best strategy to get rid of them?
Why do you want to get rid of them?
 

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I want to get rid of them because they border my backyard and I have 2 young kids that have been "stuck" in them. I have had to retrieve their toys out of them too. I am also thinking of planting some apple trees in this area. I don't own a tractor or ATV either.
 

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Get some "Crossbow" herbicide. It does a good job on multiflora rose and autumn olive so I would think it will take out the briars along with any other broad leaf you spray it on.
 

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Looking at the Crossbow info, it contains 2,4,D, which is an ingredient in Weed B Gone. So, maybe finding some concentrated Weed B Gone is easier for you?
 

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I would get a good brush blade and weedwhack them down first and remove. Then spray the shoots when they shoot back up a bit. Trouble with killing them when they are 4 feet high is that prickers and will be for year or two, on the dead plants so you still have your problem.

Suit up for a rabbit hunt, then grab the weedacker with burch blade...that is what I did several times clearing log landing areas for plots.
 

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Thanks RB!

It's funny you mention that because I was just looking into a blade for my weed wacker. Looks like I will WW then hit them with some herbicide.
 
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