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#3062871 - 12/04/12 11:36 AM Autum olives
buckaroo
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What is everyones opinion of these? I planted 200 years ago. I have mostly woods so they are not spreading, but I'm thinking of whacking them down.
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#3062878 - 12/04/12 11:45 AM Re: Autum olives [Re: buckaroo]
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They don't seem to bee too much of a problem in ETN. However, where I hunt in southern IL they are terribly invasive.

They make good visual barriers and provide some soft mast for birds. But, after seeing them take over the world up there, I would never recommend them for planting.


Edited by scn (12/04/12 08:05 PM)
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#3063177 - 12/04/12 02:12 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: scn]
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There is a thread over on QDMA site where they are talking about it. Check it out..
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#3063190 - 12/04/12 02:19 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: TS_13]
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They can be incredibly invasive. My neighbor planted some on his property and some on ours when my granddad allowed it and now they are everywhere, popping up in another neighbor's pasture, etc. At least on my property, once I knew what to look for, I see them everywhere even in the hardwood areas. It's not like kudzu or honey suckle as far as spreading but they get around. They are great cover, but a TWRA biologist came out to my property and recommended killing it all with cutting and poison.
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#3063301 - 12/04/12 03:26 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: BlountArrow]
BackwoodsBoy
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Very Invasive in WV, and nearly impossible to eradicate.
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#3063600 - 12/04/12 06:09 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: BackwoodsBoy]
jar
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Ive seem them grow over a logging road and it was like you were driving through a tunnel.
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#3063621 - 12/04/12 06:24 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: jar]
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Nooooooo! The birds love them and I think that might be one of the primary methods of spreading viable seed. It could end up being as bad (or worse) than privet if we're to purposely plant it.
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#3063789 - 12/04/12 07:44 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: Boll Weevil]
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they make great jelly
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#3064604 - 12/05/12 11:35 AM Re: Autum olives [Re: LA man]
Food Plot 101
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The deer rub the heck out of them where I see them in patches. This is in IL and TN.
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#3069391 - 12/08/12 12:58 PM Re: Autum olives [Re: Food Plot 101]
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Very invasive
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