Honeysuckle Removal Services
What Does Honeysuckle Brush Look Like?
Amur Honeysuckle is a thin-stemmed deciduous shrub that can grow to be 6 to 20 feet tall. Its leaves are green, simple, ovate, and 2 to 3 inches long. Honeysuckle bushes have thin, white, and tubular flowers that bloom in the late spring. It also produces small red berries that appear in the late summer and stick around until winter.
Why You Should Remove Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle shrubs aren’t just eyesores. They negatively affect the other plants, insects, and animals on your property. Here are a few reasons why you should remove honeysuckle bushes from your home or business:
It Suffocates Native Species
Honeysuckle creates a lot of shade, which prevents native plants from getting the sunlight they need. This reduces biodiversity and prevents you from enjoying the flowers and other plants that would normally grow near your home.
It Grows Quickly
Honeysuckle appears in the spring and grows extremely quickly. It’s best to remove it before it has a chance to take over your landscape. Honeysuckle removal is a lot easier if you take care of it sooner rather than later. Our arborists are trained to remove honeysuckle the right way so that it doesn’t grow back.
It's Bad for the Birds
Birds experience more nest predation when they choose to live in honeysuckle plants. Honeysuckle also produces tiny red berries that are unhealthy for the birds. The berries are high in sugar and low in the nutrients that birds need to survive migration. Honeysuckle also supports very few caterpillar species, which means there will be less “good” bird food on your property.
Its Berries are Mildly Poisonous
Honeysuckle berries are also mildly poisonous to humans. They can cause severe diarrhea if eaten. This is important to remember if you have pets or children who play near honeysuckle brush at your home.
It Attracts Mosquitos
Honeysuckle is bad news for the good insects on your property, but mosquitoes love it! Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in honeysuckle bushes, especially if there is water nearby. Honeysuckle can also increase mite and tick populations.
Our Honeysuckle Removal Services
Most honeysuckle removal can be handled by pulling the shrubs up manually. We have equipment that allows us to remove both the plant and its roots so that it doesn’t grow back.
Responsible Herbicide Use
Herbicides are very effective for removing honeysuckle. When chemicals need to be used, we take great care to only use the proper amount. We always use the most modern treatment techniques to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible.
Clean Up and Hauling
When we’re done removing your honeysuckle bushes, our team will clean up the mess and haul it away. We do our best to leave your property exactly how it was when we arrived (minus the honeysuckles, of course).