How to remove blackberry bushes?
Hello. I rent property for my horses, and the property has extensive blackberry bushes growing among some trees. There is probably about 1 acre covered in brambles. There is no hose nearby or other water source. I have been researching how to remove/reduce the bushes, and have come across conflicting information about how to address the issue. What type of chemical should I use to treat the bushes? Should I use goats, or manually cut back the bushes? Thank you.
Benton County Oregon
Thank you for reaching out. Here are two articles that will help inform your decision. With good timing and dedication, property owners can reduce a sprawling blackberry thicket to a few manageable stragglers - although it will take a plan as there is no 'one and done' method.
Methods to Control Blackberry Thickets https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/methods-control-blackberry-thickets
Controlling Himalayan Blackberry in the Northwest