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Scotch Broom

French Broom


Other invasive species - Scotch Broom, French Broom & Privet

Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius

Scotch Broom, also sometimes known as broomtops, common broom, European broom, Irish broom, Scottish broom or Scot's broom is a noxious that displaces native and beneficial plants, causing loss of grassland and open forest. Not only does It aggressively spread replacing desirable forage grasses and young trees but it's seeds are toxic to livestock and horses.

Scotch Broom is a perennial shrub ranging from 3 to 10 feet tall. It can produce thousands of seeds each year which can survive for a long time in the soil. The best way to get ahead of a Scotch Broom infestation is to take care of it before it spreads.

French Broom - Genista monspessulana

French Broom, also sometimes known as canary broom, Montpellier broom or soft broom, can can form infestations that outcompete native and forage plants. It can interfere with reforestation efforts and aid the spread of wildfires into tree canopy layers. It has very high seed production like Scotch Broom and can be very difficult to eradicate.

Privet - Ligustrum sinense

Some say Privet is worse than Kudzu. It can grow anywhere, in sun, shade, wet soil, dry soil, it doesn't matter. Privet is in an invasive species originally from Asia and is commonly used as a hedge. Privet can outcompete native and forage plants and produces huge amounts of pollen which can create problems for those suffering with allergies.

The Ideal Solution to a Common Problem

The Root Talon's strong-gripping talon hook wraps around the sapling or plant stem. The two forks hold the plant while you apply pressure to the long handle, levering the plant out of the ground. The Root Talon removes the plant with the root intact, so you don't need to worry about regrowth, and the process is environmentally friendly. You can feel good because you're not using chemicals or poisons.

Root Talon Diagram