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Old 07-17-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default Cheaper way to kill Mesquite trees?

I know that the Remedy and deisel fuel / detergent mixture wil kill mesquite trees, but Remedy is so expensive. Is there a cheaper poison etc {I am allergic to a lot of manual labor}.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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Round-up and diesel.......the more round up the better
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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A grubbing hoe, an ax, and good gloves.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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Me, I only charge $150.00 a tree + I haul every bit of the wood.
You have to feed me, make sure I have a cold drink, some snacks,
brake every 20 min from working hard. And I charge $30.00 per cut log @ 16" long no more no less 16" only. and then I have to load them in my truck or trailer, I charge for that also. $ 10.00 per log If I have to load, $5.00 per log if I have to unload my truck & trailer when I get back home. You think we have a deal?
I do these for living, so i have to keep my prices on the lower bracket.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #5
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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The cheapest "per tree" on larger areas is still root plowing...

We got 5 acres cleared last year...knocked, plowed, stacked, and raked for $400 per acre.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:27 AM   #7
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Heard tell of a guy who poured a gallon bucket of 10-20-10 fertilizer at the base of meskits to kill em. Said they will die within a year and the fertilize helps the grasses meantime. Maybe an old wives tale?
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:32 AM   #8
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I'd go with old wives tale on that one.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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Water'em Ive seen it kill a many of them.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #10
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There's a guy in electra that rents camels to clear mesquite. what I've been told is that they gnaw 'em down the stump. You have to bring em back every couple of years, but you'd do that with any other method as well.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #11
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The cheapest...? Chain saw and your back....
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #12
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Tebuthiuron

Tebuthiuron is a broad spectrum herbicide used to control weeds in noncropland areas, rangelands, rights-of-way and industrial sites (10). It is effective on woody and herbaceous plants in grasslands and sugar cane (2). Weeds that are controlled by tebuthiuron include alfalfa, bluegrasses, chickweed, clover, dock, goldenrod, mullein, etc. Woody plants take a period of two to three years to be completely controlled.


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Old 07-17-2009, 01:47 PM   #13
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There's a guy in electra that rents camels to clear mesquite. what I've been told is that they gnaw 'em down the stump. You have to bring em back every couple of years, but you'd do that with any other method as well.
i drove out that way a couple weeks ago & saw a herd of camels while passing by. i wondered what the heck someone was doing with them in texas
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:57 PM   #14
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There's a guy in electra that rents camels to clear mesquite. what I've been told is that they gnaw 'em down the stump. You have to bring em back every couple of years, but you'd do that with any other method as well.
I wonder what he gets for them and how many it takes?
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:01 PM   #15
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There's a guy in electra that rents camels to clear mesquite. what I've been told is that they gnaw 'em down the stump. You have to bring em back every couple of years, but you'd do that with any other method as well.
I drive by a pasture with camels in it every day not far from Electra. If they do anything to control mesquite it must grow back faster than they can control it
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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I'll be driving by that pasture today in a few hours...
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:13 PM   #17
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I wonder what he gets for them and how many it takes?
Not sure how many. My father in law was telling me about it (I asked after seeing 'em on trips back home).

I've seen em near electra, out towards Holliday, and I think on the way to Seymour.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:16 PM   #18
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A grubbing hoe, an ax, and good gloves.
No, no, no....not manual labor, Manuel labor

J/K
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #19
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If the Camels eat the beans then they drop them off all over the place to grow.........
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #20
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You can try 2,4-D - it knocks em out pretty good for the year if you spray them around this time. If you spray a couple times a year for a year or two then it does a pretty good job wiping them out.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:48 PM   #21
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Go ahead and get the Remedy. Spray once and be done. Root plowing works great but can leave a big mess and rough ground. Also anytime we root plow a pasture we re-seed it which is an additional cost. Depending how thick the Mesquites are spraying may be better.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:10 PM   #22
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Just disel works for us, cut it off at the ground and spray some on the wound. Kills the dead.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:26 PM   #23
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Well i know he doesnt like manual labor but an axe and make a ring around it. Or there is a chemical where u make one axe chop and spray the chemical in it and it kills it i think it is called aresonal
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #24
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Drill into the tree, a cordless drill works great, then spray remedy and diesel or roundup and diesel into the hole. Its like an death row IV for trees!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:15 PM   #25
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I drive by a pasture with camels in it every day not far from Electra. If they do anything to control mesquite it must grow back faster than they can control it
Just saw them today. Quick trip to the lease to fill feeders. Must be 25-30 of them in that pasture.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #26
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I use the herbicide Vista with a surfactant on the smaller (2-3' tall) trees and it kills them dead, dead, dead.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:28 AM   #27
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remedy and diesel is the only way to kill them for good. Their is not a cheap way. We spray the trees and leave them for a year and then pile them up and burn them. Then, we come back and spot spray for the small ones that come up, but if you have a ground rig use Grazon Next for the small ones that come back. It is an on going battle. Your best bet would be to move.
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