We Finally Got To Clearing Vines, Small Trees!

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  1. Faye Fox

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    Owning acreage is better than having money in the bank or having gold. Real estate is about the only thing of real value these days.
     
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    Faye, I agree if we can keep it.
     
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    Do you do anything to kill tree regrowth? Like under soil girding?
     
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    Walking on the path and driving golfcart on it at times kills the undergrowth of the path. I do try to save trees from vines, which are the biggest killers of small and even huge trees. They cover and smother the small trees then kill the 100 year old oaks one limb at a time till the whole tree rots.
     
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    We only have two vines like that. I don't have so much land that they are a problem. Our headaches come from garlic mustard which kills off native undergrowth and buckthorn--both invasive speicies.
     
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    Thjats good because they sure can do damage once they take over.
     
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    Jake and I cleared more on the path to the old well yesterday and plan on more today.
     
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    Here a tree the vines killed, [ after vines pretty much killed the tree,lightening struck it and cut it in half.

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    These trees will look like the top one if vines stay on them much longer,
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    I was looking for someone to hire for this but It looks like it will be just daughter and me. Wish I still had an equine to haul the brush.o_O
     
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    We use the riding mower or the old golf cart, still works good though, batters are expensive.
    We tie the rope to the pile and drag them to the field.
    Over the last 30 years I've saved many trees from vines. Myt donkey used to help me she was funny, she would just reach over a grab one now and then.
     
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    Things are greening up here now, and looking out the window I noticed a huge, beautiful treetop in middle of woods. I will give Jake walkie talkie and go check it out today.
    The top of this tree is really full and rounded very nicely.

    It's also time to vacuum and mop the floors, get out spring-summer clothes. Jake has lots of other things to do.
     
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    Marie, you've just wore me out reading this thread of yours, but well done girl, I wish I had your energy. :)
     
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    Thank you Bert, its not so much energy as it is like medicine, I have to push myself and sometimes I fail, also I really like the woods. except the bugs. They are bad again this year already.
     
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    After walking up on the snake on the trial now has me nervous about going vine hunting into woods. When facing the sun I can't see at all, stoke took part of vision plus I have cataracts.
    The brown leaves don't make it any easier. And this spring has plenty of new vines. Jake cut limbs on bay tree that is dead, and part of the limbs is still hanging from vines, he will use chain and the pickup truck to drag them out of the woods.
    I feel good today and want to get into woods but tick, chigers and snakes are making me very sad.
     
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    Uh Oh. I am feeling pretty good today too. What is wrong with us?
     
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