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Tree and BrushTree and Brush Control: Tips & Tricks

While some trees and brush on your property can be beneficial to the overall health of your lawn, if these plants get out of control things can become unsightly on your yard or lawn very quick. Invasive out-of-control growth of trees and brush can also be an obstacle for someone in the agricultural industry, it is time for a brush killer.

Brush killer herbicide treatment is the best and safest way to control trees and brush from your property. Solutions Pest and Lawn carries the best professional-grade brush killer herbicide products out on the market and these would very likely be the same products that would be used by any professional you would hire. We have a vast selection to choose from, from selective and non-selective types of herbicide to ones that are systemic and non-systemic, to ones that are liquid or dry and granular so you can select the right herbicide fine-tailored for your specific situation.


 

How to Get Rid of Trees and Brush: 3 Step Solution

Woody weeds like trees and brush regularly interfere with the productivity and efficiency of both agrarian and residential lands. Methods of trying to get rid of these invasive species can be quite difficult to control. However, there is a "Solution" and that is something we can provide through our fantastic selection of control products and easy to implement strategies that we can inform you on with step-by-step instructions.

 

Step One: Identify which invasive tree or brush you are dealing with. Knowing the species will help you in selecting the correct product as some our our herbicide products work more effectively on certain types of plants. If you have trouble identifying which type of tree or brush you have, contact us by sending us a photo at identification@solutionsstores.com and we’ll not only identify the invasive plant for you, we’ll suggest options on how to rid the it as well as what products would be best.

 

Step Two: To kill small trees and other brush, spray at the highest recommended concentration as indicated on the label of the product you use. This concentration may vary by species, but is generally 1 to 2 percent when using a hand-held sprayer. Apply the herbicide when trees are in full leaf for the greatest coverage such as Remedy.  Cover all the leaf area thoroughly. Symptoms of damage should be visible within seven to 14 days.

 

Step Three: For tree stumps from trees that have been cut down, cut the trees down to as close to the soil as possible to prevent resprouting and coat the surface of the stump with the proper herbicide, such as Tordon. It may be necessary to reapply treatment 2 weeks later.

 

It’s that simple! You can find more detailed how-to guides and even video tutorials by heading to our knowledge base. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to call us or contact us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com. Our experienced experts are standing by to help you when you need it.

 

How To Tackle Trees and Brush On Your Property

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While trees and brush may give your yard a very healthy and lively look for a homeowner, more often than not these ornamental woody plants can become undesirable to have especially if they are starting to grow out of control or they may even limit the things you can do on your lawn, like growing a garden. If left unchecked, you may receive notices from your local neighborhood management organization ordering you to cut down an out of control tree or shrub because it’s an eyesore to a clean cut neighborhood. 

 

For agricultural sites and farms where crops are being grown, trees and brush can be an even bigger problem as areas that are heavily infested with invasive trees and brush can get in the way of growing field crops and vegetation. This would result to a blow to the farmers and crop growers and create a ripple effect on the local economy because of the amount of loss from growers would in turn raise the prices of fruits and vegetables.

 

Woody plants regularly interfere with the productivity and efficiency of both agrarian and residential lands. Woody vegetation has resulted in decreased forage production in fields, limited water movement in trenches, decreased maneuverability along right-of ways, and meddled with human activity in other various ways. However, there is a "Solution" and that is something we can provide. We carry a fantastic selection of control products to manage those unwanted woody plants and along with that we provide various easy to implement strategies that we can inform you on with step-by-step instructions.

 

With that being said, there is no single application and control method that is appropriate for all tree and brush situations. A basic understanding of the principles of woody vegetation, learning about the various processes and identifying the types of trees and brushes which commonly invade lands is essential when putting together an effective strategy to eliminate and eradicate trees and brush.

 

Identifying Common Trees and Brush

 

There are various types of invasive brush and trees that can interfere on residential and agricultural properties, going through all of them would take too much time. The kinds of trees and brushes you may be dealing with depends on the climate, the region you live in and other factors like the soil you use etc. Also depending on the type of tree you are dealing with, the treatment option to eradicate them can also change.

 

Some of the more common trees and brush include: Autumn Olive, Black locust, box elder, buckthorn, chinese/siberian elm, Eastern Red Redar, Multiflora Rose, Poison Ivy, Prickly Ash, Reed Canary Grass, Garlic Mustard, Honey Locust, Honeysuckle, Ironwood, Japansese Barberry, Japanese Knotweed, Sumac and many others.


Common Options To Control Trees and Brushshrub spraying

 

Most control efforts can be divided into two categories: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical control includes cutting tools and supporting equipment. A chain saw is the most widely used cutting tool. Tractor mounted boom mowers and brush cutters are used to prune miles of brush but have significant safety and aesthetic limitations and boom mowers are easily broken by inexperienced operators. The advent of tree shears and hydraulic thumbs offer unprecedented versatility. Bulldozers are often considered a method of last resort since they reduce large areas to bare ground. Any chipper that violently grabs brush should not be used.


Chemical control is the application of herbicide to different parts of a plant: foliar spray is applied to leaves; basal bark spray is applied to the tree trunk; a cut stump treatment is applied to the cambium ring of a cut surface. There is reluctance by many to apply herbicide into the air due to drift concerns. One-third of Iowa counties do not use foliar spray. By contrast, several accepted control methods are directed toward the ground. Freshly cut stumps should be treated to prevent resprouting. Basal bark spray is highly effective in sensitive areas such as near houses. Interest in chemical control is slowly increasing as herbicides and application methods are refined.

 

How NOT to Remove Trees and Brush

 

A method that was once thought to be effective in removing stubborn and hard-to-control trees and brush was through fire. Often times this would be unsuccessful or even hazardous. While using fire to try to control trees and brush, you may possibly have on your hands an out-of-control fire that may destroy valuable vegetation, property or even lives. And even if starting a fire killed the trees, it would not be effective as they would likely resprout from dormant buds resulting in an even bigger mess being created. So we highly recommend for safety’s sake, not ever using fire to remove trees and brush.

 

The Most Effective Way to Remove Trees and Brush: Herbicides

 

Herbicide treatment is the best and safest way to control trees and brush from your property. Solutions Pest and Lawn carries the best professional-grade herbicide products out on the market and these would very likely be the same products that would be used by any professional you would hire. We have a vast selection to choose from, from selective and non-selective types of herbicide to ones that are systemic and non-systemic, to ones that are liquid or dry and granular so you can select the right herbicide fine-tailored for your specific situation.

 

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The Best Times to Apply Herbicides for Tree and Brush Control

 

Early autumn is an excellent time to control brush and trees as control herbicides are most effective during those times as the plants translocate the pesticides to the roots better than in the spring. Hand sprayers and tractor mounted sprayers with gun applicators can be used to spray the foliage. Wetting most of the foliage to almost the point of runoff is necessary for most situations.

 

How to Kill Small Trees and Brush

To kill small trees and other brush, spray at the highest recommended concentration as indicated on the label of the product you use. This concentration may vary by species, but is generally 1 to 2 percent when using a hand-held sprayer. Apply the herbicide when trees are in full leaf for the greatest coverage. Cover all the leaf area thoroughly. Symptoms of damage should be visible within seven to 14 days.

 

For tree stumps from trees that have been cut down, cut the trees down to as close to the soil as possible to prevent resprouting and coat the surface of the stump with the proper herbicide. It may be necessary to reapply treatment 2 weeks later.

 

Take care of your Tree and Brush Problems the Solutions Way!

 

Using the chemical brush control from our selection of offerings is far less expensive then cutting or digging problem areas and also much less expensive than hiring a professional. Just do it yourself and save money! If you feel lost on what to do and want it done right, we have plenty of informative how-to guides and tutorials to help you along the way or you can call or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com and we will help you live in real-time!

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