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Oct 30, You can control one or two small briar plants by removing all the plants' roots and covering up the soil to prevent stray roots regrowing. Put on. Pruning clippers or saw. Plastic sheeting. Herbicide containing 41 percent active glyphosate. Spray applicator. Watch out for the briar vine's sharp thorns.
Image Credit: Roel Smart/iStock/Getty Images. Brier or briar vines (Smilax spp.) are also known as greenbrier, catbrier and sarsaparilla. Sep 21, Cut the vines back to the roots. This will not kill them entirely in most cases, but it will slow their growth down because they will not have the benefit of their leaves. Remove all the plant debris from the area. A briar patch is a thorny, tangled patch of vines. Feb 22, It can cut down bushes up to 4" in diameter.
Cut the brambles off just above the ground and the stems in the trees will die. The stumps will send out shoots so you have to cut them off too. Usually takes a few years for them to die and stop sending up shoots.
Apr 09, If they are growing back then you are not getting all the root. the root system of briars grows outward and can trail in different directions, take a hoe and dig in the direction the root is growing"this could be several feet" until you can no longer pull any more root. this may take a few diggings to find them all.i had the same problem, even now I can find one sneaking up and I have to.