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Will anything kill Privet bushes?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Toxey, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Toxey

    Toxey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    thanks in advance
  2. MnLefty

    MnLefty LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

  3. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Another GREAT basal bark product is "Crossbow". I've sprayed it with a surfactant and knocked down locust saplings some 3" thick. It will kill the grass also. Here's how to take care of the Privet: Cut them to the ground, drill a hole in the stump, fill the stump with Crossbow and place a piece of plastic on the stump and put a brick on it.
    If your clearing a section, of course you will not have to do the stump and brick. I've taken out things in a yard and never harmed the sod.

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Have you looked into Tordon. We have used it the nursery for years. When we dig a tree we spray all the suckers that pop up later with Tordon. We also use it on the fence line after removing large trees.
  5. Green Up

    Green Up LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    I have used Crossbow for some time and found it to be cheaper and more effective than some of the other chemicals. I small alot of roads and fence rows with it. Cost 60.00 per gal. 2oz per gal of water for most brushy items. Stump treatment you need to read instructions.
  6. olive123

    olive123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 500

    garlon 3 or 4 (3 is remedy) cut with oil, slash a bit if you want...tree will be dead in no time
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,766

    Garlon 4 applied as a cut stump treatment or basal bark spray. Crossbow is a premix of Garlon and 2,4-D ester. I do not know of many trees or vines that resist treatment with that. Most weed trees and vines are killed if basal sprayed with 5 oz Crossbow in 1 gallon diesel. No cutting or drilling required unless the tree is over 6 inch caliper.

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