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Different Treatment Options for Russian Olive

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BUL 976
Pub. Date: 2020

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Russian olive is a thorny, small, and highly invasive tree that thrives in southern Idaho’s arid climate. The sometimes shrubby tree often crowds out native vegetation areas along the banks of watercourses. This fact sheet introduces several methods to control its growth and spread and identifies the situations best suited for each. Vigilance is required, however, for a single treatment will not eliminate these resilient plants.

Authors: Ron Patterson, Dennis Worwood

1500 words


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