Monthly Archives: December 2016

Foliar application to honeysuckle

I have used foliar application on honeysuckle in the following manner.  On a fire break in a ruderal area with no native plants I had mowed down all sorts and sizes of honeysuckle and other woody plants.  The fire break … Continue reading

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Basal bark application final part 5: Helpful tips

Some tips to apply basal bark herbicide: Be careful applying these mixes in quality vegetation areas.  It is not only a brush herbicide, but a broadleaf plant herbicide. It kills forbs! In nice areas tighten up your application method.  You … Continue reading

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Basal bark application part 4

Previously I described success in killing honeysuckle with October and May applications when the leaves were on the stems of the shrub.  Here are a few kill counts we have from dormant season applications with leaves off: March 6 and … Continue reading

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Basal bark application part 3

My daughter and wife and I have been doing field experiments and stewardship for years.  We have experience in marking and treating honeysuckle.  In late May of 2014 the three of us treated and paint marked about 250 honeysuckle shrubs … Continue reading

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Basal bark application part 2

I sometime hear colleagues say basal bark on invasive honeysuckle “sort of” works.  I find basal bark with Garlon4 kills nearly all of the time. Note in the photo below the blue tree marking paint I applied to the stem. … Continue reading

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Basal bark application on honeysuckle part 1

Basal bark works.  Applying brush herbicide with a mineral oil carrier allows the herbicide to be sprayed on the bark.  The mix absorbs into the basal cells of the bark where all the action occurs in a tree or shrub.  … Continue reading

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Fire does not kill the roots of invasive honeysuckle

Fire top kills honeysuckle, but does not kill the root.  We have burned our Bennett woods unit annually for about a dozen years.   The fires top kills most of the honeysuckle, with some plants not affected because they were next … Continue reading

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