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Honeylocust Sprouts (NM)

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From: Jim Fowler
Las Cruces, NM
If I spray Honey Locust sprouts with a systemic herbicide such as Pathway, will it harm/kill the mother tree?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Yes, it possibly injure or kill the mother tree due to a process called "flashback." Triclopyr may be a better option due to the fact that it does not cause "flashback."

Please contact a state forestry specialist in your home state of New Mexico for more specific herbicide recommendations as I'm not licensed to apply pesticides in your state.

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