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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #345 on: August 28, 2020, 05:54:15 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #346 on: August 28, 2020, 06:06:17 PM »
Ding ding ding winrar!
My wife wants to cut it down but I want to just let nature deal with it since it does shade the house and there is no risk to the house or cars if it falls any more.
There are 200 acres of woods behind my new house. Most of it is totally infested with Bradford. I went behind my fence line and cut the closest ones to the ground with a chainsaw back in February. They are already 6-8’ tall again. I need to poison them in some way. Boiling salt water or something.
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #347 on: August 28, 2020, 06:26:56 PM »
There are 200 acres of woods behind my new house. Most of it is totally infested with Bradford. I went behind my fence line and cut the closest ones to the ground with a chainsaw back in February. They are already 6-8’ tall again. I need to poison them in some way. Boiling salt water or something.

They are actually callery pears (pyrus calleryana) … one of the obnoxious, invasive parents of the Bradford.  Not that it really matters, but Bradford pears cannot breed true.  They weren't supposed to breed at all, but apparently they did not get that memo.

Herbicides containing glyphosate are the only effective way to kill them, and it can take up to a year of repeated application. 

https://hgic.clemson.edu/callery-pear/
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #348 on: August 28, 2020, 07:49:10 PM »
There are 200 acres of woods behind my new house. Most of it is totally infested with Bradford. I went behind my fence line and cut the closest ones to the ground with a chainsaw back in February. They are already 6-8’ tall again. I need to poison them in some way. Boiling salt water or something.
and some people wonder what are some of the causes that lead to global warming. LOL
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #349 on: August 29, 2020, 06:08:24 AM »
There are 200 acres of woods behind my new house. Most of it is totally infested with Bradford. I went behind my fence line and cut the closest ones to the ground with a chainsaw back in February. They are already 6-8’ tall again. I need to poison them in some way. Boiling salt water or something.

Mix up some round up or other generic weed killer with glyphosate about 41% and mix it double strong in a sprayer and spray the heck out of them. It will smoke them and fast.  Have done this a lot.

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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #350 on: August 30, 2020, 08:20:52 AM »
Predictably, the rain from Laura never really materialized here. Only 0.21”. I actually got more from random showers last night.
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #351 on: August 30, 2020, 09:48:36 AM »
The tornado threat from Laura wasn't quite as bad as expected either.  There were two EF-0's in Middle TN, but overall only about 14-16 tornadoes.  Hurricane's Ike and Rita which are analogs to Laura had many more tornadoes than Laura did. 

The impact of Laura was still very significant across SW Louisiana and a lot more damage was prevented by Laura tracking 20 miles to the east of where it was predicted to make landfall. 

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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #352 on: August 30, 2020, 09:54:47 AM »
Mix up some round up or other generic weed killer with glyphosate about 41% and mix it double strong in a sprayer and spray the heck out of them. It will smoke them and fast.  Have done this a lot.

Good advice. Have a couple of them growing on the fringes of our virgin forest on our property here and I do not want them spreading. However, what's the risk of poisoning other trees around them? RoundUp is some bad stuff and I'd rather not pour that into the ground if I can help it. But if that's what it takes to knock out an invasive species, I'll do it.
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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #353 on: August 30, 2020, 11:43:50 AM »
Good advice. Have a couple of them growing on the fringes of our virgin forest on our property here and I do not want them spreading. However, what's the risk of poisoning other trees around them? RoundUp is some bad stuff and I'd rather not pour that into the ground if I can help it. But if that's what it takes to knock out an invasive species, I'll do it.

Don’t pour it, you spray all the foliage of the tree or plant you want to kill only

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Re: Hurricane Laura (Gulf of Mexico Double Header)
« Reply #354 on: August 30, 2020, 12:00:33 PM »
I killed all of mine by cutting them down and pouring the roundup mixture on the fresh cut. It takes it down in to the roots and nukes the thing. Works well for honeysuckle and privet, too. You need to do it right when you cut it. Don't wait longer than 15 minutes or so before dousing it.

 

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