Hardiness Zone: 7a
By Sheila from Columbus, NJ
Birds -- they're so helpful in bringing in seeds!
I believe you can get herbicides that you can apply with a brush (included?). I would carefully cut the P.I. near the base and apply the herbicide to the stub. When the upper part of the plant has dried in the sun, carefully (the oils remain in the dead wood) dispose of it. This is not a quick cure, but keep working on it. Also, if you can hold cardboard between the forsythia and some of the P.I. you can sometimes spray on a windless day.
By the way, forsythias are tough enough that you can cut them nearly to the ground and have them come back. Something to keep in mind as a last resort.
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