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Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

Posted by agladder 7B (My Page) on
Thu, May 27, 10 at 14:40

Tree seedlings are growing from fallen acorns within an established lawn. Please advise on how to properly remove them. Thank you for your help.


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

repeated mowing of the lawn should take care of them ..

and then.. if it really bothers you.. get rid of the oak ..

ken


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

I think Ken means get rid of the lawn.
They are so pass.

Don't fight a losing battle, grass needs sun. Extend your mulch ring today!


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

Just keep mowing.


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Thu, May 27, 10 at 20:26

If they are in the lawn, mow 'em. If they are in the garden, hoe 'em. If they are in neither, spray 'em. Mowing will eventually get rid of trees in turf. However, long term, do we see turf in the forest? Musicalperson is, somewhat ironically, partially correct. A matter of timing.
hortster


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

Mowing works. Oak seedlings (most seedlings, in fact) don't have the vigor to keep coming up again and again in the middle of an established lawn.


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I pulled a few out of the ground and noticed I can sometimes pull out the acorn from where it was established. If a simple mow will improve the situation, therefore only cutting off the tops of the seedlings. Will the seedling re-establish themselves since the acorns are still in the ground/lawn?


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the acorn is a finite source of power ... perhaps enough to sprout up.. and put down a root ...

mowing.. removes the top ... and without leaves to make food.. the acorn will run out of energy.. before it can re-establish the top

simple enough??? i am sure there is more science behind it.. but that should suffice

ken


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

I have saplings that are growing every where in my yard, and I don't know how long they have been being mowed down, but some of the roots are 4 feet long and are still producing little sprouts of trees. I don't know what they are. Feathery with some green and burgandy. I am so annoyed. I cannot get them out and if I get some out, it's not the whole thing. HELP!


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RE: Remove Tree Seedlings from established lawn

Joelle,

Since this thread is about oak seedlings, you might want to consider starting your own thread, particularly because your problem may be related to suckers rather than seedlings. Start your own thread and post some pictures so we can ID the tree and respond accordingly.


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