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|Just bought an acreage. The grove is getting overtaken by mulberry trees. I do not have time to cut them down and remove them right now, not to mention they would re-grow. Whats the easiest way to kill them and cut them down later? |
I realize the risk of dead standing trees, this is on my own property, where only I will be around them.
I've searched the net, found various ideas. Removing bark, drilling a hole and filling with salt, drilling a hole and filling with 32%, drill and fill with round-up, putting salt around base, etc.
Alot of these trees are less than 6" diameter.
west central Ohio
Near Richmond, IN
|Spike herbicide should do it. It's in a pellet form and you just spread a certain amount (oz's) around the base, usually in the fall or now, and let them work. It might take a couple of years to kill them but it works and is easy. |
Actually I just read a little about it and now I'm not sure it will kill trees, but the last time I used it I thought it said it would--it just takes a little more of it----depends on the size of the trunk if I remember right.
East of Dowagiac Michigan
|1-2% solution of a brushkill applied through a gas powered pressure washer with straight nozzle, usually takes a 2nd trip for the ones missed. Cutting them down and treating the stumps with a brushkill would be more effective.|
|A D8 might be hard to navigate through my grove.|
|Tordon should do it. You can get it in liquid, and you used to be able to get it in a pellet form too. A high rate of Grazon will probably kill the smaller ones. Mulberrys suck, kill them all.|
|Angus in ncmo|
Girdle the tree and squirt brush killer (Tordon) in the saw kerf. Definitely 100% killed standing tree.
Girdle = chainsaw a 1 to 2 inch deep cut around the base of the entire tree.
|MMiller, how should I apply the tordon. Trees are tall, I not going to go spraying it up into the air.|
|mike in sw mn|
Walnut Grove MN USA
|I am not sure but I think Tordon will definitely kill the mulberrys but may kill nearby trees as well.|
|Around here mulberry trees are the hardest tree to kill. I just keep spraying them and some take a couple of years to die.|
|If you cut the trees down, you can paint the stump with undiluted Roundup or 2,4-D to prevent regrowth. The stump should be painted within 24 hours of cutting the tree. You can sprinkle Spike pellets under the tree canopy and it will die. Check the label for the application rate. When it rains, the Spike will move down hill and take out trees and grass. If roots from trees you plan to keep have grown under the mulberry canopy, you could damage or kill these trees. If you use Spike, be careful, now youn hear! |
You can use a cordless drill to drill a 1/2" dia. hole 2 - 3" deep at a 45 degree angle. You will need one hole for each 4" of trunk dia. Inject one ML of undiluted Remedy into each hole. You can also girdle the tree with a chain saw or axe and apply the undiluted Remedy with a paint brush. I know Tordon and Grazon are good products for a number of applications. However, I have not used these products. Whatever you do, wear throw away gloves when working with undiluted herbicides.
|If you can get the tordon pellets that will kill the trees, but it is not selective, it will kill any trees. I would not be afraid of using the spray wand on our pasture sprayer, and use a tight pattern on the tip, not a fine mist(more of a jet). I can stand back from the tree and paint the leaves without getting wet(as long as its not windy). |
If you saw any of them down, treat the area with Tordon Pellets, or use straight liquid tordon on the stump, just on the outer rings inside the bark, and they will not come back. Don't even bother sawing a mulberry down if you aren't going to treat it right then.
|garlon sprayed around the trunk will kill them and never have had it kill any other trees beside them have killed trees up to 20 in dia.|
West Central Wisconsin
|What MMiller meant when he said spray with Tordon was the bottle comes with a flip up spout. Girdle the tree as said and squirt the tordon into the cut. The other way to use Tordon would be to squirt on the stump after dropping the trees. Joe.|
Greene County, Illinois
Scroll down to the middle of the page where they talk about tree injectors. A friend has one, and it is the slickest and easiest way to kill a large amount of trees. Just inject around the base with Grazon or Tordon. Plus it only targets the trees you want killed.
Edited by Illini Fan 8/23/2010 22:59
|Thanks everyone for the replies. |
I'm going to girdle the trees and painr or squirt tordon in the cut. Will this effect any of the surrounding trees? Will other trees' roots be able to absorb some of the tordon from the dying roots of the mulberries?
|Angus in ncmo|
other trees will be fine
North Shore, O`ahu
|Drive a few copper nails into each tree you want to kill.|
|If they are not too big, you will be surprised how many you can dig out in a short time with a backhoe or mini-excavator. |
Edited by Mav 8/24/2010 01:06
|a strong dose of grazon seemed to do the trick on my apple tree when i got too close with the sprayer.|
nw nsw australia
|I'm with you Haleiwa the copper nails are the best|
|Hi Bruse, I have used Tordon on stumps and the popular trees near by would loose their leaves for the year but came back next year ok. Chuck|
south west Iowa
|crossbow has worked good for me, be sure to wet all of the leaves on the tree. does not kill bromegrass uder tree.|
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