Mesquite Control: Establishment & Regrowth


  • Any mechanical soil disturbance also helps mesquite establish and grow.
  • Established mesquite plants have a remarkable ability to regrow after injury because of the many dormant buds along the trunks and stems. These buds are buried in tissue immediately under the corky stem surfaces of trunks, branches, and twigs. If you strike the bark from a mesquite stem, you can see these buds. If a mesquite stem is injured, buds below the injury produce new stems.
  • Dormant buds are also abundant at the base of the plant in an area called the root crown which is located a foot or more beneath the soil surface.
  • If the top of the plant is removed...



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