replacement trees & plants for wooded steep hillside
We have a steep wooded area that covered with dead trees, soft woods and multiflora rose plants.
There are live hardwoods. It is steep in places. I would like to clean up underbrush, but I don't
want to cause erosion. We already have erosion started in this area due to runoff from a farm field.
Can you suggest some trees or grasses to plant to stop erosion and crowd out the multiflora rose?
Dubuque County Iowa
In most cases, herbicides are most effective control option. There are two herbicide treatment options.
- Cut-stump treatment with glyphosate or triclopyr; cut-stump or basal bark spray treatment around the stem with triclopyr.
- Foliar spray with glyphosate or triclopyr solution.
Planting native woodland wildflowers might also be helpful. See article at the following website. https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2014/05-09/wildflowers.html