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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15, 2020. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my…Continue

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Lew Ward replied to Kristen Whitbeck's discussion Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet
"Off the cuff response is cut the vines and leave them in the trees, they will rapidly breakdown (2-3 years.) I would either pull/grub the roots of the vines out. There are mechanical devices that provide leverage. Or a tractor/4 wheeler device using…"
Apr 15, 2020
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Gary Gilmore replied to Kristen Whitbeck's discussion Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet
"Just cut the vine and leave it in the tree.  The leaves fall off no longer shade the leaves of the tree.  Over several years, the vine will decompose and fall out.  Do not pull the vine out of the tree, just cut it. Gary Gilmore…"
Apr 15, 2020
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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees. It's a nightmare with some of the vines reaching 40+ feet in my mature trees. I seem to have no choice other than cutting the vines and pulling them out of the trees, which damages branches and new growth, unfortunately, so if anyone has any other…See More
Apr 9, 2020
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Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in woodlot ecology and management. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in woodlots are added as members.
Unfortunately I do not have my own woodlot but I am a Forestry Professor at Paul Smiths College in upstate NY and I teach Silviculture. I will be introducing your program to my students.

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Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jul 13. 13 Replies

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succession after a pine plantation

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Jun 23. 0 Replies

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Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 19. 8 Replies

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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Deer stand damage help

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Steve Johnstonbaugh Apr 23. 2 Replies

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