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Old 07-05-2003, 05:08 PM
Arsenio Oloroso Jr.
 
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I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get rid
of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio



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Old 07-05-2003, 05:20 PM
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"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote:

I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get rid
of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio




A saw is quicker -- no waiting. You are going to have to use it anyway
on the dead tree, so why not skip the initial step.

If the sapling is less than 1" caliper, a pair of hand clippers will do
the job.
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:32 AM
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"Dwight Sipler" wrote in message
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"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote:

I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get

rid
of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used

to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound.

Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree,

smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio




A saw is quicker -- no waiting. You are going to have to use it anyway
on the dead tree, so why not skip the initial step.

If the sapling is less than 1" caliper, a pair of hand clippers will do
the job.


But how do you kill the roots so it stops growing? I have this problem
right now as well -- when I bought my house, a maple seedling very close to
the foundation had grown to about five feet tall and about six inches around
at the base. We've cut it to the ground twice, but it keeps growing back.
I think it's probably too much for Roundup to handle at its current size --
any ideas?


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Old 08-05-2003, 02:44 AM
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Natty_Dread wrote:
"Dwight Sipler" wrote in message
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"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote:

I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get


rid

of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used


to

kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound.


Can

anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree,


smear

it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio




A saw is quicker -- no waiting. You are going to have to use it anyway
on the dead tree, so why not skip the initial step.

If the sapling is less than 1" caliper, a pair of hand clippers will do
the job.



But how do you kill the roots so it stops growing? I have this problem
right now as well -- when I bought my house, a maple seedling very close to
the foundation had grown to about five feet tall and about six inches around
at the base. We've cut it to the ground twice, but it keeps growing back.
I think it's probably too much for Roundup to handle at its current size --
any ideas?




Paint the freshly cut stump with either full strength "Brush-B-Gon" [active
ingredient is tryclopyr] or concentrated 2,4-D (generally mixed with a
little diesel oil when doing a bunch of stumps). If you have some 41% or
stronger Roundup already you can paint it with that instead, full strength.

Sometimes takes 2 applications to kill a really vigorous sapling.

Best regards,
Bob

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Old 08-05-2003, 04:20 AM
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I believe Copper sulfate, will kill trees. But I'm not positive, so look up
Copper Sulfate and see what the uses are. My father used to use it to treat
his pond to kill the algae, I think?? I was just a kid.
I know this don't help alot but maybe it will get you going in the right
direction.

P.S. If the tree is small, just dig it up. If it's too big then cut it down
and burn the stump, fill the hole and tah-dah, you would never know it was
there.

--
Rob Smith, NY
www.allwoodwork.com
Woodworking, Home, & Garden Community



"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote in message
...

I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get

rid
of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio






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Old 13-05-2003, 11:56 PM
Arsenio Oloroso Jr.
 
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I think that's what it is!!!

Somehow, the words "copper sulfate" have been rattling around in my
brain. But I wasn't sure that I didn't read those words in connection
with something else altogether (God knows what..). It's highly
effective on unwanted trees. The fact that your father used to use
it, along with my former neighbor/tree farmer--who was an older
gentleman--tells me that copper sulfate must be a gardening remedy that
was well-known in a previous generation but has not been widely passed
down to us today.

Now...does anyone know where I can get it?


Rob Smith wrote:

I believe Copper sulfate, will kill trees. But I'm not positive, so look up
Copper Sulfate and see what the uses are. My father used to use it to treat
his pond to kill the algae, I think?? I was just a kid.
I know this don't help alot but maybe it will get you going in the right
direction.

P.S. If the tree is small, just dig it up. If it's too big then cut it down
and burn the stump, fill the hole and tah-dah, you would never know it was
there.

--
Rob Smith, NY
www.allwoodwork.com
Woodworking, Home, & Garden Community



"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote in message
...


I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get


rid


of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio










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Arsenio Oloroso Jr.
 
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I think that's what it is!!!

Somehow, the words "copper sulfate" have been rattling around in my
brain. But I wasn't sure that I didn't read those words in connection
with something else altogether (God knows what..). It's highly
effective on unwanted trees. The fact that your father used to use
it, along with my former neighbor/tree farmer--who was an older
gentleman--tells me that copper sulfate must be a gardening remedy that
was well-known in a previous generation but has not been widely passed
down to us today.

Now...does anyone know where I can get it?



Rob Smith wrote:

I believe Copper sulfate, will kill trees. But I'm not positive, so look up
Copper Sulfate and see what the uses are. My father used to use it to treat
his pond to kill the algae, I think?? I was just a kid.
I know this don't help alot but maybe it will get you going in the right
direction.

P.S. If the tree is small, just dig it up. If it's too big then cut it down
and burn the stump, fill the hole and tah-dah, you would never know it was
there.

--
Rob Smith, NY
www.allwoodwork.com
Woodworking, Home, & Garden Community



"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote in message
...


I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want to get


rid


of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio










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Old 14-05-2003, 07:32 AM
drifter
 
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Isn't copper sulphate used to paint the bottom ob ocean going boats to
stop barnacles and growth from attaching to the bottom of the boat?



Arsenio Oloroso Jr. wrote:

I think that's what it is!!!

Somehow, the words "copper sulfate" have been rattling around in my
brain. But I wasn't sure that I didn't read those words in
connection with something else altogether (God knows what..). It's
highly effective on unwanted trees. The fact that your father used
to use it, along with my former neighbor/tree farmer--who was an
older gentleman--tells me that copper sulfate must be a gardening
remedy that was well-known in a previous generation but has not been
widely passed down to us today.

Now...does anyone know where I can get it?

Rob Smith wrote:

I believe Copper sulfate, will kill trees. But I'm not positive, so
look up
Copper Sulfate and see what the uses are. My father used to use it
to treat
his pond to kill the algae, I think?? I was just a kid.
I know this don't help alot but maybe it will get you going in the
right
direction.

P.S. If the tree is small, just dig it up. If it's too big then cut
it down
and burn the stump, fill the hole and tah-dah, you would never know
it was
there.

--
Rob Smith, NY
www.allwoodwork.com
Woodworking, Home, & Garden Community



"Arsenio Oloroso Jr." wrote in message
...


I've got this silver maple sapling growing in my yard that I want
to get


rid


of. A number of years ago, a former neighbor who once owned a
christmas
tree farm in Wisconsin told me about a common chemical compound he
used to
kill unwanted trees. I've since forgotten the name of that
compound. Can
anyone here jar my memory?

The procedure, he said, is to cut a gash into the trunk of the
tree, smear
it with this chemical and then cover the gash by tying a rag
soaked in
vegetable oil around the trunk. In a few weeks, the tree dies.

I used this method once a long while ago, and it was very
effective.

Any leads are much appreciated.
Arsenio









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