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Getting rid of unwanted Cornus Sanguinea

The previous owners of our house had planted a cornus hedge which I want to remove. I've discovered that no matter how often I 'clear' the stems and roots, it still comes back and is sending out new shoots further into the lawn. 

Does anyone have any tips on how I can get rid of this for good? 

Thanks in advance! 


  • Wait until the new growth is quite lush then spray with SBK brushwood killer.  You will need to wait at least 6 weeks for the roots to be killed before removing it again.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you! Will give it a go

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