Originally Posted By: woodsman87
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
Good deal. Ive had double girdled beech take up to 3 years to totally die.


What is this technique all about?


Use a saw to cut a circle all the way around the tree, deep enough to cut through the xylem and phloem. Effectively cutting off water and food to the tree. Works better with some species than others. When the tree doesnt leaf out, sunlight will be able to hit the forest floor allowing food and cover to come in while the tree begins to slowly lose brances, eventually falling and decaying.


So you just cut to circles around the tree and it kills it, but taking two or three years? Sounds good, effective and simple with not very much work.
I would rather just cut em down,done,but there are a few,like this one,that are just to big for me to handle.That being said,its really not all that easy,especially on a slope.You start just above the ground,and on the down hill side,your almost above your head.
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