Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

Weed photo of: Elaeagnus angustifolia
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Mech: Cutting trees and removing the stumps. Stumps can re-sprout if left in the ground. If stumps cannot be removed, they should be treated to prevent re-sprouting. Care should also be taken to remove seeds from the area and disposed of properly. Mowing Russian Olive with a brush type mower and removing cut material is probably the most effective way to attempt to eradicate new sprouts.


This plant has pokey little spikes and can make it difficult to get through thick stands.