Land Plants - invasive

Scots Broom (Cytisus scoparius) on Apr 22, 2008

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Description of specimen

A great number of mature plants.


What is the best method to eradicate scotch broom?

April 22, 2008, 2:47 p.m.

Thanks for your submission. Unfortunately, Scotch (Scot's) broom is already incredibly widespread across much of the PNW. There are a variety of control methods that are suitable for Scotch broom - one of the main challenges is its long-lived seed bank (up to 50 years), so you must continually go back and control seedlings. We have several good control documents posted here, especially one named "Controlling Scotch broom in the PNW." Good luck!

Mandy Tu
April 22, 2008, 3:30 p.m.