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Best Petrochemical for Controlled Brush Burn

Posted by roserx 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 7, 09 at 15:43

I have a creeping fig vine along a wall that I have almost killed with a pesticide cocktail, but the raised roots are still a problem. Would kerosine or lighter fluid be the best incendiary product that would not contaminate the soil, when I am ready to plant something else there?

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RE: Best Petrochemical for Controlled Brush Burn

There is no petroleum product that would not contaminate your soil. The best way to get those roots out of there is to dig them out, a process that will also give you a chance to take a good look at the soil and see what might need to be done to make it into a better soil.

RE: Best Petrochemical for Controlled Brush Burn

I must agree with kimmsr that there is no flamable petrochemical product that won't wreck your soil for years. For a controlled burn, try methanol (wood alcohol) - it either burns or evaporates completely from the soil. Any microbial or micorhizae damage is temprorary. STAND BACK or use a long stick with a wick when you light it! It burns very hot. Digging is good, but be sure to get every root.

RE: Best Petrochemical for Controlled Brush Burn

Since burning yard waste produces more air pollutants than does a coal fired power plant there is no good reason to burn any kind of yard waste, ever.

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