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Roundup question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by luckydooley, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    I have a large property where the customer has given me permission to use roundup. I will use it around aall fenceposts, but my question is can I spray it around the trees? I dont think it will hurt the tree if I hit the trunk with it, but am I right? I thought it only works on leak contact? Thanks for info!
  2. cod8825

    cod8825 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    We use it around trees in parks with great success when spraying be careful about scabs, cuts, or cankers where roundup can get into the trunk. We are very careful and have not had one issue.
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    No issues. Bark doesn't absorb nutrients for the tree. Even hitting a developed tree with a "sore" isn't going to phase it a bit... unless you accidentally spill a bottle of concentrate on it... :)
  4. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Thanks guys!
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,478

    I have a property that Im restoring the landscape on. I sprayed around every tree and some have privet growing under them I cut the large privet and drilled a small hole and poured some roundup concertrate in the hole. I dont want to trim or keep puling privet out all the time. So far the property is really shaping up.

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