Find out what it is 1st, before using the diesel/Remedy mix. Do the leaves on the tree that we can see the trunk of look the same as the little plants?I wish I knew what they were. I just call them bushes or brush. I see them growing all around the edges of the pastures next to the tree lines. I will treat them with the Remedy/diesel mix you mentioned in the thread "Making a pasture ... and keeping it managed"
If the leaves are variegated, then it's probably an Ash. If the flat surface of the leaves are smooth, then more likely to be a locust of some kind. The tree trunk in the picture tho, doesn't look ribbed enough to be a black locust of that age tree and not smooth enough to be a honey locust........A black locust develops a really rough looking and thick bark.How about a close up picture?
I can only say it doesn't look like Jimson weed. So that is a plus. We have that stuff all over the place down here in coastal Texas. Bad juju for animals. As crazy as this sounds it reminds me of a peach tree.Well, I took a picture of one of the bushes at the gate. What do you folks think it is?View attachment 50444
I noticed that these same bushes are sprouting up in the pastures. So I need to find out what they are and get them treated.
I called a tractor rental place a few days ago. The nearest one was 70 miles away. I asked them what would it cost to rent a tractor and shredder for a week if I picked it up and returned it. They quoted $1275. Ouch! That would be a little down payment on a new tractor. They didn't have one available till next week, so I would have a little time to think about it.
This morning I contacted one of our neighbors, as we seemed to recall that he did pasture mowing as a side business. He did. He came to our house and I took him around on the Gator and showing him just what he would be battling. While we rode around, I told him how I had been looking for a tractor to shred the pastures and do the other chores, but I didn't want to rush into things. After we finished, he said that he would contact me later with an estimate for the mowing/clearing. Well, later he called and asked if I would like to buy a tractor. He said he had been thinking about selling his, as it was too big for his 9 acres. He has a 2004 New Hollard TC48DA open station with a canopywith 355 hours on it. He has a Rhino SE6 shredder, a box drag that he has never used, a hay spike (that I may never use), fork lifts and loader with bucket (both quick attach), all for $20,000. I told him I would sleep on it but I think it sounds like a good deal. What do you folks think?
BTW, the truck thermometer had 114F, the thermometer on the porch has 112. I think I did not escape the Texas heat.
Senile Texas Aggie
Rhino SE6 shredder