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Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-21-2001 at 17:50:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas! A couple from town have been coming out here cutting oak & hickory for firewood. I am, as time permits, spraying the resulting water sprouts with brush & stump killer to prevent re-growth. The main problem I am having is I work long hours six days per week and by the time I get back to spraying I forgot where I have sprayed the last time.This spray is very slow to do it's job. Please give me some hints for coloring the spray solution with a permament dye so I don't waste too much poison. I have tried just spraying the brush with flourescent orange paint, but with very little sucess. Thanks again!

rhudson    Posted 06-22-2001 at 19:05:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
several weeks back someone suggested using Ritz clothing dye for sprayer marker. never tried it myself.

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 06-22-2001 at 09:54:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
try using flagging tape or surveyers tape to mark off area's you have already sprayed. It's dirt cheap stuff to.

Bayou Dave    Posted 06-21-2001 at 20:59:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are some commercial dyes on the market that I use, and they are great at marking where you have sprayed, however they won't last long, a couple rains and they are gone.

Just a suggestion is to have the couple cutting spray the stumps as soon as they are cut. Just a little trigger sprayer will do the job, it won't take much on a fresh cut stump. If they miss one or two, then you can hit the sprouts. If the stumps are sprayed as soon as they are cut, they will die.

ShepFL    Posted 06-21-2001 at 18:39:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When clearing my land, I used the little flourescent flags mounted on wire. Generally see these marking gas lines, water lines etc. along roadsides.

Walmart sells them as do most home centers. Cost about $20/100. Can be reused for other layout. Also, since wire is small enough they can also be used to mark trees to remove.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-22-2001 at 16:59:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great advice all the way around! I guess I will try the flags. I suggested to the couple that spraying the stumps at the time they cut them might be a good idea. I left a spray bottle with them & the 1st evening after they loaded up & left, the bottle was still full. Thanks every one!

Debbie in Virginia    Posted 06-23-2001 at 10:31:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe you should talk to those people again - don't "suggest" it to them this time, though. If you're letting them come on your land and cut firewood (sounds like for free), the least they could do was spray the stumps for you. You even provided the sprayer, so what's their problem? Let them try pricing ready-cut firewood, and they will realize that being neighborly about it really isn't all that tough! Even if they're paying you something for the wood, I'm sure they're still getting it a lot cheaper than if someone else was selling it to them ready to use. People just need to learn some good manners sometimes. Good luck.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-24-2001 at 07:10:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are right Debbie, I should have been more forcefull. But this is a young family having a rough time of it as so many are these days, especialy in rural Okla. The wood they cut is the only source of heat they have. I will remind them again the next time. Thanks

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