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#3228602 - 04/22/13 11:41 AM Had a good weekend in the woods....
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Took advantage of the cooler weather,and got a BUNCH of Becches down.
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#3228603 - 04/22/13 11:41 AM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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#3228605 - 04/22/13 11:42 AM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Figured this one was a goner,buck really tore it up last fall,but it looks like it will make it.
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#3228608 - 04/22/13 11:45 AM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Really went off on the Beeches,hoping to create some better habitat.
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#3228614 - 04/22/13 11:51 AM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Oh yeah,this one greened up on me.Made these cuts about 3 weeks ago.Just takes longer or.....
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#3228618 - 04/22/13 11:56 AM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Good deal. Ive had double girdled beech take up to 3 years to totally die.
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#3228644 - 04/22/13 12:24 PM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: smstone22]
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 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?

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#3228651 - 04/22/13 12:35 PM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: woodsman87]
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 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.
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#3228702 - 04/22/13 02:02 PM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: smstone22]
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 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.

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#3228719 - 04/22/13 02:15 PM Re: Had a good weekend in the woods.... [Re: woodsman87]
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Some species and some individual trees will die the first year, others will take longer. Some species will just sprout profusely below the girdle and would best be treated with a herbicide. So really it depends on just you want to accomplish and what species your dealing with. Im ust saying that normally for me, larger beech take a while to die, but Im ok with that.
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