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CntryBoy777 - The Lazy A** Acres Adventures

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by CntryBoy777, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Jun 11, 2019
    Baymule

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    You can send me the rain that you don't want.
     
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    CntryBoy777

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    You know as well as anyone...this ground is like the coffee grinds in a perculator....sooner or later the grinds will settle....;)

    We really haven't had but just a few heavy showers, but nothing lasting for hrs, here.....we needed the moisture and break from the heat....the "causes" for the rain is changing towards the regular afternoon storms and showers....so, mornings would be better dry....the weight of the rain in and on the dead limbs have "tipped the scale" and have fallen to the ground...the whole top fell out of 1 off the pine trees that are leaning aganist a huge oak....have others down in other areas too.....hard to burn in the rain....but, the piles are getting Taller....:lol:......Gabbie had fun today with some palm branches that fell..... IMAG4264.jpg ...she always likes to "help".....<making a mess>.....but, hey....she's our Girl....:love
     
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    Guess I will yank out the camphor trees you brought to us then :lol:.......don't need messy trees :)
     
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    CntryBoy777

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    Probably a good idea then.....it might would "taint" the goat milk also....but there are always leaves, twigs, berries, and twigs falling on the house and vehicles all the time....they also kill plant life under and around the tree....I can "hear" GB in my ear over this thing.....:)

    ETA...will be asking for stump killer recommendations.....for any to "share".
     
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    I used Remedy on our property in Livingston, on Chinese tallow tree stumps and they died......but sprouted suckers from the roots a few feet from the stump....:he
     
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    I appreciated the plants, and they are doing very well, but that camphor tree will be in the back of the truck when i go to the dump tommrow....won't be any milking for quite some time, not going to breed again till november with two of them, that will give me April kids and everything set....want to replant lespedeza and other fodder and brouse , after we treat the back......got a plan :cool:
     
  7. Jun 14, 2019
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    That's why I usually prefer to kill them in place, but I will also do the cut stump thing if I have to.

    cut/slash/cut--squirt--squirt--squirt.
    Tree and it's roots are dead, they just don't know it yet.
     
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    CntryBoy777

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    Is it Remedy or something else ya "squirt-squirt-squirt"?....I have used a powder before....ya had to drill holes in the stump and put the powder in the holes....I never got to see the reaults of that, because it was on the place we owned before going back to Mississppi in '06.....it was suppose to burn the stump down "chemically"....I know some in the area we were up there, used MSA...I think....and others "painted stump" with straight Roundup "brushkiller" concentrate....I have no experience, so just wondering what has worked best for others?.....gotta do some tree "killin".....:)
     
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    Remedy is what I always use, but you can use other herbicides as well. Imazapyr will also work but I do not use it, as it is non-selective..it will kill grasses where Remedy will not. Don't waste time or $$ on glycosphate.
    If it's cut stump treatment, a 15% Remedy:85% oil up to 50/50 mix remedy and diesel oil on the outer 1-2" part of the stump. That's the Cambium layer where the vascular system is. No need to cover the whole stump (inner part is heartwood and doesn't really transport anything up or down) tho some guides I have seen do say to spray the whole stump. (I do not)

    If you just have a few trees or stumps, instead of spending about $90 for 1 gal of Remedy, I recommend using the 1 qt bottle of Tordon22 RTU from TSC. It's premixed, comes in the squirt bottle and works really well for both cut stump and hack and squirt. 1 qt will treat quite a few cut stumps or standing trees using hack and squirt. RTU=Ready To Use.
    Supposedly, Remedy RTU is also available, but I've never seen it for sale anywhere.

    Hack and squirt usually kills the tree, it's roots and any sprouts that have previously up from the roots (suckers). I like to do it in the early fall of the year but before the leaves begin changing colors.

    Bay, more than likely, the re-sprouts you saw were coming up from the seed bank under your tallow trees. Stumps tho, do need to be treated within 30 minutes of cutting the tree down. TAMU's Brushbusters say stumps can be treated anytime of the year but I had much much better luck cutting and treating them when the tree was actively growing in the early summer or late spring, when the vascular systems are most active. In dormant months, there isn't much going on in that cambium layer.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Got the camphor tree in back of the truck, lol....:thumbsup dang thing was growing great with all the rain....lol....