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Question of the Week: Siberian Elm

Q: Is there a way to prevent Chinese/Siberian Elms from growing on my property?

A: Chinese/Siberian Elms can pose a significant issue in the Santa Fe area. Their seeds exhibit a remarkably high germination rate, with the majority of them developing into trees. To deter Elm growth, the key is to promptly clean up the fallen seeds. Although it may be challenging to catch every single seed, remain vigilant for sprouts and remove them as soon as detected. Additionally, using a weed killer can aid in controlling the spread of Elms.


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