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Subject:  Re: Killing Various Vines - keeping trees safe Date:  3/18/2021  12:12 PM
Author:  gdett2 Number:  32444 of 32580

Hi canonian,

I use a 20% Remedy/diesel mix for brush.

If I cut an area, I spray the stumps to prevent regrowth. I come back a year or two later to grub the stumps or I chainsaw them flush to the ground.

I do a basal spray (nozzle set to stream, not spray) of the bottom 12 to 18 inches of stems that are 1 1/2 inch or smaller. Works well on various vines, cat claw, mesquite, blue thorn, black thorn, all cacti, blue-berry juniper, salt cedar, etc.

If it is within 50 feet of a live oak or other tree/shrub like china berry, mulberry, yaupon, etc that I want to keep, I will use a plastic foam brush to paint each stem.

I used my hands to "dig" around a few that were tight against a large oak. After I went as deep as I could with my gloved fingers, I nipped it off as deep in the hole as I could with a lopper and then pushed a knife straight down into the stem to split it. I placed a survey flag on those. I pulled the flags 2 years later with no regrowth. But that was a "lot of work."

Short of carefully using a herbicide, manual cutting (and cutting) is the only method that will work.

Does that help you?

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