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#3598162 - 02/24/14 09:24 AM Girdling Trees
eastTN270
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I am going to double girdle some trees around my field and roads in order to improve the edge feathering. My question is, when girdling this time of year do you still need to spray the girdle with herbicide or will the girdle itself kill the tree?
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#3598167 - 02/24/14 09:29 AM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: eastTN270]
Boll Weevil
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Girdle alone should kill it.
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#3598179 - 02/24/14 09:39 AM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: Boll Weevil]
Diehard Hunter
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Depends on the species of tree. Many species will sprout from the roots when the trunk dies. Others will not.
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#3598220 - 02/24/14 10:17 AM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Doskil
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Why not hinge cut them?
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#3598412 - 02/24/14 01:31 PM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: Doskil]
eastTN270
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Why not hinge cut them?

Too big for my skill
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#3598478 - 02/24/14 02:54 PM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: eastTN270]
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 Originally Posted By: eastTN270
 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Why not hinge cut them?

Too big for my skill
Maybe pay someone,when they die,could fall into roads or fields.Then you will have a big mess!
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#3598705 - 02/24/14 06:26 PM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: Diehard Hunter]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
Depends on the species of tree. Many species will sprout from the roots when the trunk dies. Others will not.


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#3599313 - 02/25/14 11:34 AM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: smstone22]
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Honestly, I've had a VERY tough time killing trees QUICKLY by any known method, short of cutting the trees down. I've used double girdling (very deep), and every herbicide known to mankind and still can't get a quick and sure kill.

Honestly, I can't believe how hard it is to kill a mature tree. MUCH tougher than I thought it would be.
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#3599489 - 02/25/14 02:49 PM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: BSK]
Hunter 257W
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Can you still get SPIKE tree killer?? I've seen it as a pellet and liquid. We used it years ago two different times on fencerows. After applying it, there seemed to have been no effect. Then after about a year every single tree died.

I'm not sure how well you could control it's effect if you wanted to be selective about killing some trees intermingled with others.

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#3599989 - 02/25/14 10:14 PM Re: Girdling Trees [Re: Hunter 257W]
MickThompson
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I have had good success with girdling and herbicide treatments. I usually go with a triclopyr herbicide such as Garlon or Element. The good thing about triclopyr is it is not soil-active, so it only kills what you apply it to, and not the adjacent trees.
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