Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)
March 2016 Bush Honey Suckle control
In early spring they are easy to identify, being among the first to leaf out. After a rain they are easy to pull up. If the ground is soft enough, it's possible to pull up ones with almost two inch diameter stems.
Larger have to be cut and the roots either dug out or poison applied carefully directly on the fresh cut stems.
Rob pulled quite a few and piled them up for me. I shake the dirt of the roots and make sure that they are exposed to light and air to insure they die.
Often easier to go ahead and cut the big ones without taking time to stop and carefully apply the poison. As long as come back later, make fresh cuts and then apply. Or if small enough light suffocate with something.