Posted: 25/02/2017 at 20:13
I go over the beds with a sharp hoe every so often - that gets rid of most of the ash tree seedlings that grow from the seeds that fall from the trees around our garden, and the oak tree seedlings growing from the acorns sown by the local jays.
Its not any more work than I would do to remove other weeds from time to time.
If that is too much like gardening I suppose you could always put down a lawn, grow flowers in pots and sweep up the acorns.
Id rather do that than destroy a mature oak tree.