[MAIPC] non-chemical shrub control techniques

James Remuzzi james at sustainablesolutionsllc.net
Wed Aug 9 18:12:16 PDT 2017

Hi Mark,

Is prescribed fire an option? Depending on surface fuel conditions
-we've had success reducing overall height and density using fire.



James R. Remuzzi
Sustainable Solutions, LLC

> On Aug 9, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Mark Frey <runcator at gmail.com> wrote:
> All
> I have many large invasive shrubs (mostly Viburnum plicatum and Lonicera maackii) in the county park near me. I am not able to use herbicide in this setting and the plants are mostly too large for a weed wrench. I would like to do a simple trial testing a handful of techniques in the late summer and the same techniques in the spring. Here are my ideas so far:
> Cut at 24 inches (facilitates repeated cutting)
> Cut as low as possible low
> Cut and peel back the bark (appears to help kill broom)
> Tarp (works well on Eucalyptus)
> Are there any techniques you have seen work better than others for non-chemical shrub control?
> Thanks,
> Mark Frey
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