Ladybird Johnson and her Highway Beautification Act were responsible for large amounts of the multiflora rose problem in Virginia (at least). The interstate medians and right of ways were planted with multiflora rose. Of course the darn things spread and landowners have been fighting them ever since. I see the little buggers come up in the field if we skip a mowing. Thankfully VDOT agreed it is an invasive species and have tried to eradicate along the highways.My problem is that I have the multiflora rose interspersed with the wild blackberries. Years ago farmers planted them instead of constructing fences. Hard to control, impossible to remove, and I swear the damn things will move to grab you if you get too close.