Make Robinia die

Asked July 10, 2016, 3:52 AM EDT

I have Robinia tree sprouting everywhere in garden, how to make its root die so it not sprout more?

Outside United States trees and shrubs robinia black locust italy

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Hello, please let us know where your Robinia tree is located. If it is outside of the US - what country? If it is inside the US, what state and county? This way it will be easier for us to diagnose the problem and assign the question to the best expert.


These Robinia pseudoacacia trees are located in italy, I don't know if all of them are joined by a single root system or if there are some different plants

Dear Gardener,

Robinia pseudoacacia is considered an invasive plant in many regions. Our advice is restricted because we do not know your local legal restrictions on pesticides, etc.

These plants do tends to be clonal, so the many seedlings may very well be connected. This, along with a strong tendency to re-seed, makes control difficult.

Here is a fact sheet from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It may help you understand and deal with this plant: