Yeah, we don't cut them all down because the birds do like them...plus, I think they're native, aren't they?
Isn't there, like, rosehip jam or tea that you can make with these things? And by "you" I mean YOU.
Hi Teresa - I heard a rumor that multifloras had been seeded all over the Midwest by some misguided conservationists during the 70s. I don't know if they were native to begin with. It's a good thing they're so pretty, because they're real pests.
Janiel - Rosehip jam is really good for you - full of vitamins, etc. I tried making rosehip jam with our rosehips once. It didn't work out. They're really too small. I think that in places like Denmark where rosehip jam is common, they're using rosehips from rugosa roses, which have much larger rosehips. Our rosehips are little - smaller than peas. Big ones are the size of the end of your thumb to the first knuckle, so they have a much bigger fruit to skin ratio.