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Honeysuckle Removal in woods

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Gravely76, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Gravely76

    Gravely76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I am trying to find an efficient way to remove a large number of honey suckle plants from the woods on family farm in southwest Ohio.

    We have used a Stihl FS90 with metal blade and am thinking of using a 2 wheel Gravely with circular saw attachment on the front.
     
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,574

    you have to get the roots or it will be back in no time
     
  3. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Roundup ( or equal ) on the sprouts that come back up.
     
  4. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    And to think, you guys are trying to kill them and I got 8 of them planted on the fence row hoping to make a privacy fence out of um :laugh:

    My hope is to engineer something ontop of the fence for them to climb up say 10 feet.

    zoning laws say you can't have a fence higher then 6 feet, we'll OK, fence is 4' and the other 6' is a plant :cool2:
     
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Gravely,
    To get rid of the stuff, you can use round-up but it is hard to kill the entire root clump.
    Try using a Triclopyr product.

    Kirk,
    I understand your plight of a privacy problem. The only thing to think about is over the years, Lonicera will crumble any oak fence and is even more devastating to a chain link fence. The vines will deteriorate the wood and the chain link will corrode with the acids in the plant. It is a lose-lose situation...!
     
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    Honeysuckle is so invasive, it is on the table in the NYS senate as a candidate for a new "do not sell" law that will be on the books soon.
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Whitey,
    I like that law...................Honeysucke grows wild here as the birds don't help with the scattering of the material in nests. It just takes a node to make this stuff spread to the next lawn.
    My wife wants me to buy some and plant it on our Arbor's.........instead I bought Jasmine! She can get over it!!!!!!
     
  8. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 369

    cut honeysuckles and wipe with tordon rtu .dont get heavy handed with the stuff ,it is very water soluable. apply asap ,do not wait all day to apply .
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2009
  9. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Jasmine down here is an invasive.
     
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    don't laugh but get some goats, they will clean it up in no time.
     

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