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Original Message ...
Use of chemical products is not your
best option for this time of year nor
will it solve the problem of disposal.

The way I see taking care of this
problem is getting in there with long
handel pruners/ lopers and start cutting
the canes down. A chemical will kill
the plant but it will not remove the
cane. Either way you or some one you
hire will have to pull these thorny
canes out is you want them removed.
After that you will have to decide how
to dispose of them... Burn, compost,
trash etc.

I would start befor the plants come out
of winter dormancy if not too late.
then come back in June to cut the primo
canes that will grow up. By next year
if you cut the primo canes you should
not have the problem. Although a few
root may survive and put up new shoots.

Jeff

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