Sumac sprouting

We had a large sumac removed from our back yard last fall - it was quite possible 20+ years old. This spring, I've noticed sprouts of sumac all over the back yard and side yard, even in raised flower beds. I've been using Round-up as I spot them, but I'm afraid some of them will take hold and become large trees in out of the way places before I can find them. Do you have any suggestions for ridding the yard of these nuisances?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
There's no real easy way to get rid of them except with persistence. If Round up isn't working well, I'd switch to something a bit stronger like a brush killer. Cut your saplings down to ground level and immediately apply brush killer to the exposed surfaces. Look for a brush killer that will work for trees and if sumac is listed on the label, that's even better. You can buy brush killers at Home Depot, Lowe's, Wal-Mart or independent garden centers.


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