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Friday - September 12, 2014

From: Frisco, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Problem Plants, Trees
Title: Update on controlling live oak suckers with newspapers, cardboard and mulch
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Can we get an update on the march 2011 topic of live oak suckers? I am wondering if the newspaper/cardboard/mulch layers continued to take care of the problem. Thanks!

ANSWER:

Someone else asked the same (or similar) question about a month ago.   Please check this link for the answer.

 

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