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 Post subject: Fence Clearing
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 4:57 pm 
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We have about 800' of highway frontage bound by a 6-wire barbed fence in otherwise good condition. It is being overcome by catbriars & other weeds.

I'd be happy to sterilize about a foot on either side of the fence as I discovered clearing this fence w/ a brush cutter just isn't practical. Would a strong vinegar solution applied during a high-sun summer day absolutely kill this stuff???

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Al Vinson
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 Post subject: fence clearing
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 9:34 pm 
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I know 20% vinegar is not exactly organic
but it will not hurt your land and it is
stronger for those tough bushes and
trees that get in fence lines. A pump
up sprayer should do the trick, but be
sure to add soap so that the mixture
will stay on the plants for a longer
time. Also don'r over look the virtues
of a good chain saw. You are correct -
pick a hot day with chance of rain.
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 Post subject: fence clearing
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 9:35 pm 
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I know 20% vinegar is not exactly organic
but it will not hurt your land and it is
stronger for those tough bushes and
trees that get in fence lines. A pump
up sprayer should do the trick, but be
sure to add soap so that the mixture
will stay on the plants for a longer
time. Also don'r over look the virtues
of a good chain saw. You are correct -
pick a hot day with no chance of rain.
Robert D Bard


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 Post subject: Fence Clearing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:29 am 
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Thanks, Robert!

I did just purchase a new Stihl chainsaw. A year ago, I used a little Poulan & a "John Deere" brush cutter to clear it. Seems all I did was encourage the regrowth.

I need an action item with a little more staying power than a couple of months. Good reminder on the soap! Why a "good chance of rain" day? I'd have thought I'd wanted the harshest growth scenario (hot/dry) to apply my potion.

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Can you tie a goat or two to the fence?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:37 pm 
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I should have said hot and dry.
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