Blackberry removal

Asked September 22, 2020, 11:29 AM EDT

I have a hillside that is covered in blackberries. I need to remove them and want to know the best lasting procedure; cut/ surface scrape/ etc. hopefully without spraying. Please advise soonest - tnx. Skip Hamilton

Benton County Oregon

1 Response

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
https://www.invasive.org/gist/moredocs/rubarm01.pdf