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Large introduced tree..need to kill it.
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yak    Posted 01-03-2004 at 21:03:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Was wondering if there is this damn big tree that i want to get rifd of and if I poured roundup all round the base of the tree when its raining..

...would this kill it??

TB    Posted 01-04-2004 at 11:29:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chainsaw! Corse sounds to me that thair might be some dispute over getting rid of tree or you wouldnt need to kill it first. The oldtimers use to drive a couple copper nails in whare thay couldn't be found. Then the tree would slowly die of a mysterious blight then everyone wants to get red of it. No dispute about it. Somehow I dont think the roundup thing will work withbeing a little obvious

Danny Henderson    Posted 01-27-2004 at 17:38:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We've killed thousands of willows as part of a river rehabilitation program (they are a serious riparian 'weed' here), Roundup Biactive works a treat if done by someone who knows what they're doing.
I'm dead keen to hear if anyone has had success killing willows with copper nails or any other non-chemical means that would be practical on a big scale.

Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-04-2004 at 19:18:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Very good observation TB. Gasoline is pretty hard on trees too. My father once put salt all around a grapevine that he wanted to appear to have died of natural causes, it produced the biggest crop of grapes I ever seen on a grape vine.

deadcarp    Posted 01-04-2004 at 06:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
around here i'd let word out, and some firewood guy would come get the whole thing and be thankful for the easy wood. if it is near buildings or roads, sawmills don't want it - too much chance of hitting an obstruction that would damage their nice $2000 sawblade and send things flying or worse. :)

Les    Posted 01-04-2004 at 04:36:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get some advice from a local tree company or arborist. A tree company would probably come out and give you an estimate on removing it. (It ain't cheap, especially for big ones). You might get some free advice out of it whether you hire them or not.
Don't use the Roundup.

Dieselrider    Posted 01-04-2004 at 04:26:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with Rowdy and Battleborn. Cut all the way around it or "ring" the tree. Is it close to any structures? Once a large tree dies it becomes a different type of hazard. Once you ring it it will eventually start to drop limbs and possibly come crashing down. If it is close to any buildings you might be alot farther ahead to have someone profesional come in and remove the tree.

T035    Posted 01-04-2004 at 03:52:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yak....Big trees are hard to come by but if you do have you mind made as to get rid of it contact you local forester and inquire about hardwood tree spikes it will only take a couple and the tree will be dead in a matter of days. take notice though after spiking it they tend to deterorate rather fast so be prepaired.

best wishes

Rowdy Yates    Posted 01-04-2004 at 02:16:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with Battleborn, take a saw and cut all the way around the tree, about an inch deep, this will cut of its lifeline. I have done this in the summer months to get a tree to die and drop it's leaves so I could cut it down with less mess.

Battleborn    Posted 01-04-2004 at 00:56:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can't kill the tree with roundup on the ground. I don't know why you would want to anyway, as a big dead tree is a hazard. Why not just cut it down? If you must kill it without removing it, just girth it with a saw, cutting through the cambium layer.

Bob    Posted 01-03-2004 at 23:34:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Roundup is designed to be taken up by the foliage of a plant, and contact with soil de-activates it (at least to some degree).

When spraying it, you are supposed to use clean water with no sediment, as clay (or whatever) in the sediment will weaken the Roundup mixture.

I would drill some holes in the tree trunk, and fill with 2-4D, or a stronger brushkiller.

Melvin    Posted 01-03-2004 at 21:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Lets say the round up works. Now you have a big dern dead tree on your hands; after contaminating the ground water that is.

Sid    Posted 01-03-2004 at 21:24:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would think that the round up would run off and not do much good. I have seen some people spray brush kille on small trees around the base until it run off and it did not do any good. When I have a big tree I want to get rid of I find a chain saw to be very effective.

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