Advice please we have a community garden which has been invaded by sycamore shoots what can we do to remove them and is there anything at all we can do to minimise future invasions ?
Dig them out-but do it now when they are small-a spray would kill them but would take a while to work
You can do nothing-it is nature at work-just have to be vigilant
Seeds from our two beautiful big ash trees blow and take root everywhere, but I just hoe them out - I'd rather have the trees and have to cope with the seedlings than not have the trees - our fingers are crossed that they don't succumb to the plague, but we're in a hotspot right here
We have a well beloved red sycamore and indeed it seeds everywhere. Pull out seedlings from flower beds, mow them down on grass - try to keep on top of them beause if they make it t a second or third year the roots are very hard to dig out. If yours are not new seedlings, then I am afraid it is down to hard work and ersistence. They will seed every year, but if caught around now are easy enough to control.