Brazilian Pepper Tree Seedling Removal

Every couple of months or so, one of my gardening tasks is to remove seedlings or shoots from my long-ago removed Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius). These seedlings show up primarily in the area famously (!) known as my tree bark lawn. The photo is a close up of what this seedling looks like. I took this photo within the hour.

HOW TO: I use a garden trowel, a very useful hand tool resembling a small hand shovel, to scoop out the seedling material and then use it rake the displaced tree bark to where it was, so my tree bark lawn looks as fresh and lovely as it originally was! The strategy of putting in a tree bark lawn, given this circumstance, has proven to be the correct one for me, and has been an eco-friendly, low-maintenance, cost-effective alternative to the traditional sod or grass seed lawn.

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: Reports are that the Brazilian pepper tree is poisonous if ingested, and dermatitis may occur when handling this tree. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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