killing trees with chemicals

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ARLawnCare#1, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. ARLawnCare#1

    ARLawnCare#1 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 20

    I have 6-8 large(6-8"cal) trees in front of my billboard. I am needing to kill them. I don't want to go to the hassle of cutting them down because of the location. What I need is a chemical, preferably granular, to apply so that the trees will die ASAP!!! Please help me! Thanks!
     
  2. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Girdle them. Pesticide free.
     
  3. ARLawnCare#1

    ARLawnCare#1 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 20

    I am not familiar with that term. Does that mean to "ring" or cut bark all the way around at bottom? Will that work on trees this big? Thanks!
     
  4. Pilgrims' Pride

    Pilgrims' Pride LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA.
    Posts: 481

    Yes, girdleing the trees means just that.
    Cutting around the tree deep enough to ruin the cambium layer.
    That will kill the trees over time.


    THEN HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAFELY REMOVE THESE BIG DEAD TREES?

    I think it would be wiser to hire a professional to do the job right.
     
  5. ARLawnCare#1

    ARLawnCare#1 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 20

    i need a fast kill. As for removing..... I won't ever. I just need the leaves off. They can rot and break for all I care. They won't hit the sign. I am looking for a fast and cheap way. There is NO need to spend a 1000.00+ dollars to remove them.(So high because they must be pulled up ditch long way) Thanks!I am looking for a fast and cheap way.
     
  6. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    If they only need to be dead and it doesnt matter if they fall over then why not just fall them and leave them?

    Girdling them is probably the cheapest. All you need is a hatchet or knife.
     
  7. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 711

    you do own these trees???
     
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    "I am looking for a fast and cheap way."

    Most of the time this is the wrong way and will come back to bite you in the a$$
     
  9. ARLawnCare#1

    ARLawnCare#1 LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Posts: 20

    "I am looking for a fast and cheap way."

    Most of the time this is the wrong way and will come back to bite you in the a$$




    THIS IS THE ONE PROBLEM WITH THIS SITE!!! I am a grown man looking for answers to a direct question. NOT the consequences. Don't you think I know sometimes things backfire? This is in the middle of a cotton field that I OWN!!!! NEXT time don't comment to my posts UNLESS you can acctually ANSWER the question!!
     
  10. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    ...then call tru green or lesco or your ag dept and ask them. Too many uncertified clueless people here...thats what really wrong...lol
     

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