Return to the Weeds Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Wild grapes - Help they are killing my trees!

Posted by brightongardener Canada (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 9, 07 at 16:16

Hi! I'm a new poster here, though I've enjoyed the advice of others over the last few years. I own a 20+ acre property that is mostly forest, old orchard, and overgrown fields. Wild grape vines criss-cross everywhere and engulf whatever is reachable by them, including my precious apple trees. I don't want to have to mow the whole place, but my last year's strategy of just snipping the vines back worked for, oh, a few months. I guess I'll have to resort to chemicals. Any advice on what to use (plus how, when, where, etc.) to beat back the creature? Or any non-chemical (but effective) suggestions?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Wild grapes - Help they are killing my trees!

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 12, 07 at 1:03

Cut them off a foot or so above ground, then immediately paint the cut surface of the stump with a weedkiller. Most effective are products labeled woody plant killers which contain 2,4-D and/or triclopyr. One available around here is Blackberry and Brush Killer.

You'll most likely have to re-treat one or several times. Each time, make a new fresh cut on the stump.


 o
RE: Wild grapes - Help they are killing my trees!

vinegar on the stump, I used it to killl the 'dreaded lilac' THAT WAS THREATENING TO TAKE OVER MY YARD, IT ALREADY HAD IT'S OWN ZIPCODE! I cut it to ground level, chopped the roots all around and poured vinegar on it, then a backhoe operator kindly popped it outta the ground for me, I also covered it for many days with a tarp to heat it up, keep water off of it, to kill it faster, vinegar kills weeds without killing the environment.

PL


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Weeds Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here