Boxelder: Fast-Growing Menace

Boxelder: Fast-Growing Menace

Boxelder (Acer negundo), also known as ashleaf maple, is native to the central and eastern United States. Commonly found in bottomlands and stream corridors, it has adapted to drier areas and a wide range of soil pH levels. Boxelder grows quickly and is a prolific producer of winged seeds that are carried through the air or consumed and spread by wildlife, making it very invasive.

Boxelder (Acer negundo)
Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Mechanical control is not effective for long, since boxelder tends to resprout after cutting, which makes control difficult along utility rights of way.

DuPont™ Viewpoint® and Streamline® herbicides provide reliable control of boxelder and a broad range of other brush species to help improve safety along utility rights of way. Viewpoint® provides simple, broad-spectrum control for a variety of hard-to-manage brush species and broadleaf weeds. Streamline® controls a large number of brush species, yet helps preserve desirable grass understory.

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