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Old 02-10-2010, 10:07 PM   #21
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I've used Ortho Brush-B-Gon on several occasions, and found it to be quite effective. I just mixed up a small batch and sprayed the stumps of the trees/shrubs right after I cut 'em off. Sometimes it took to applications a few days apart, but they wuz killed dead!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:18 PM   #22
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i have this little thorn/pricker bush that has plagued me for 5 years. first, i whacked it down to 1" above soil with a hatchet....low and behold it grew right back the next spring....i let it go for a while just because i was so impressed.


soon thereafter i said enough is enough, mutilated it with axes and sawzalls....doused it in roundup....3 months later it sent up more shoots


then i tried to dig down and get the roots....but it was impossible...even paid my 16 yr old brother 50 bucks if he could get it....no go.....and even though 1/2 of the roots were severed...it grew again.... i doused it in gasoline.....still growing


so i gave up...and just prune it now...very healthy looking bush too....
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #23
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i have this little thorn/pricker bush that has plagued me for 5 years. first, i whacked it down to 1' above soil with a hatchet....low and behold it grew right back the next spring....i let it go for a while just because i was so impressed.


soon thereafter i said enough is enough, mutilated it with axes and sawzalls....doused it in roundup....3 months later it sent up more shoots


then i tried to dig down and get the roots....but it was impossible...even paid my 16 yr old brother 50 bucks if he could get it....no go.....and even though 1/2 of the roots were severed...it grew again.... i doused it in gasoline.....still growing


so i gave up...and just prune it now...very healthy looking bush too....
After all that trying to kill it, and it being a strong, healthy survivor and looking good now....it will probably succumb to some mild fungal disease and die off on it's own. You try to kill it, and it lives. Then you decide to let it live, and it dies! Been there, done that!
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Thanks all for the suggestions. I am kind of wary of poisons, and I am not going to hitch my car to the thing. Did plenty of that with my truck and tractor, but I don't have either any longer. So it'll be the pick and shovel try for me. Cheaper too.

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Thanks all for the suggestions. I am kind of wary of poisons, and I am not going to hitch my car to the thing. Did plenty of that with my truck and tractor, but I don't have either any longer. So it'll be the pick and shovel try for me. Cheaper too.

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I definitely would skip the chain to the bumper trick. A suddenly loose chain can do spectacular things to your rear window - or you.
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