Milestone® Herbicide Guidelines for Use Around Woody Plants

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The following information provides guidelines for Milestone application around woody plants. In general, Transline® specialty herbicide is the most selective herbicide to use for invasive plant control on sites where tree and shrub selectivity is important.

Can I use Milestone® herbicide for weed control under trees?

Milestone has limited activity on woody species, including trees, when applied to the soil under the canopy. While it would be unlikely for broadcast applications of labeled rates to actually kill a mature tree (except legume species), there could be some leaf curling/cupping or other damage typical of growth regulator herbicides. Therefore, Milestone should NOT be used over the top of desirable trees. Milestone can be used ONLY as a directed spray under the canopy, or within the dripline, of certain trees; but not under desirable legume trees/shrubs.


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Milestone herbicide is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state.

When treating areas in and around roadside or utility rights-of-way that are or will be grazed, hayed or planted to forage, important label precautions apply regarding harvesting hay from treated sites, using manure from animals grazing on treated areas or rotating the treated area to sensitive crops. State restrictions on the sale and use of Milestone apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. Always read and follow label directions

 State restrictions on the sale and use of Transline herbicide apply. Consult the label before purchase or use
for full details.

Excerpted from: Invasive Plant Management Guide for Natural Area Managers