Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Repelling a Chinese Invasion
I don't grow them but my neighbors on each side of me do. That would be the Chinese elm.
They're pretty trees but their seeds go everywhere and make stubborn seedlings.
Those weeds can be tough to pull out with their deep roots. I've got this one next to the driveway, so I need to get it out right away.
The hoe just isn't getting it done. There's something hard underground that bends the blade.
I dig in deeper and find it's not a seedling but a sprout coming up from a thick root. I get the loppers and cut each end.
After fighting for several minutes, I get it out. Just look at the size of that root.
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