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Old 08-09-2012, 05:07 PM
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Plant trimming question

How should I go about trimming this overgrown thorn plant? Should I just use hand shears and just cut them to a manageable size? any help is much appreciated.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:27 PM
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just go in and start hacking, oh i mean pruning.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:40 PM
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Go in a start spraying a non selective...
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:57 PM
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What would be a good size to trim it to? How should I price the job?
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:32 PM
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I would take it down to about four foot and sell them an eight foot trellis to put behind it. Hour rate.
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$1 per thorn.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:34 PM
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Now that's funny.

I don't imagine anyone lives there and it's a foreclosure? I'd cut them at ground level and start them over.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:55 AM
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I don't play around much with that kind of stuff either, cut it all down and haul it away, once over and done.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:18 AM
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I would look down to see where that snake is that's waiting on you .
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:32 AM
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If it's a foreclosure, I'd cut them down to about 3 feet and spray them with round-up. Then in about 3-4 weeks, spray again if they aren't dead.

They are either a large variety of Rose Bush, A native Rose bush which only blooms in the spring, or a multi-floral-rose.

Go buy some really thick leather gloves and start hacking away at it. Rose bushes aren't the worst thorny plant out there. My list goes Bar-Berry bushes, Hawthorns, and then weedy Thorny Locust trees. Roses are tame compared to those.

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