Trumpet Vine Eradication. Possible?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by GKchris311, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. GKchris311

    GKchris311 LawnSite Member
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    I have a customer that had a trumpet vine (Campsis Radicans) in her back yard, growing around an arbor, and had it removed a couple years ago. Ever since it was removed, the shoots are appearing all over the back yard. Anyone familiar with this species knows it's EXTREMELY invasive and persistent. I'm looking tips on my best shot at total eradication. HELP!?!:confused:
     
  2. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
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    The roots go very deep,my dad had to dig 3ft down to get rid of one he had by his porch.I have one by my house and like you say it pops up all over the yard,I guess birds etc spread the seed.I've been digging them out but there has to be a better way.I do like the flowers and the hummingbirds and baltimore orioles that are attracted to it,but the vines popping up, gets annoying
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you have any larger canes or stalks, I would cut them and apply a stump killer or Roundup concentrate strait to the wound.
     
  4. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    I agree with the stump killer suggestion. We always use this stuff:
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  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,867

    Tordon may do er too.
     

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