Wild Black Raspberry

Asked April 18, 2018, 10:04 AM EDT

Hi. I have a 20 acre CRP that was recently burned to control weeds and volunteer cedar trees. The acreage has about 6 patches of wild black raspberry bushes that have been very productive. Unfortunately the bushes were within the fire perimeter, but don't appear to be badly burned. My question is, will they grow back on their own, or should I mow them to regenerate? Thanks.

Cass County Iowa

2 Responses

The wild raspberry canes were likely destroyed by the fire. However, new shoots (canes) should emerge from the ground in a few weeks. Mowing or cutting off the existing canes isn't necessary.

Cedar Trees