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#6453294 - 09/15/16 10:02 AM honey locust
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does anyone have any good recommendations on how to remove a pasture full of honey locust... or at least that is what i think they are. They are all very immature, almost bush like, redish leaves with big thorns. I've been told they can't be mowed/plowed because they will spread like wildfire. cut/chemical seems like a bad idea since there are literally 100's of these little "bushes" and their thorns are borderline tire-damaging even at this young age.

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#6453323 - 09/15/16 10:21 AM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Deer like to eat it
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#6453704 - 09/15/16 02:59 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Yes you have Honey Locusts, lol. I have quite a bit of it on my little ranch. It is a legume (bean) plant/tree. Livestock, birds and deer will transport the seeds once they fall out of pods. If you have mutiple sprigs near each other, chances are they been cut with a brushhog already. They tend to have a lateral root system. I've had some luck with Rememdy on them. Also have had some mechinically removed.

What are you wanting to accomplish with your pasture? What county? If you want to pm me that's fine...

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#6454799 - 09/16/16 11:02 AM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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There is a product called Pasture Rid, you can probably buy it at your local feed store. We use it on mesquites and it kills them dead, so my guess is that it will work on your honey locusts. If you can't find it near you, Cordell Feed in Kaufman has it.
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#6455499 - 09/16/16 08:03 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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I just want them gone, or reduced by a large percentage. In some areas they are over 50% of the ground cover and it's a matter of time before they start popping tires... the thorns on even the immature little bushes are 2"+ and easily can penetrate a tire. The terrain is going to remain "natural" with the exception of these devils lettuce.....

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#6455684 - 09/16/16 10:05 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Booner1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
There is a product called Pasture Rid, you can probably buy it at your local feed store. We use it on mesquites and it kills them dead, so my guess is that it will work on your honey locusts. If you can't find it near you, Cordell Feed in Kaufman has it.

ill look at it - thanks

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#6456268 - 09/17/16 01:38 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Your county ag extension might have some cost sharing programs as well...

As long as the Honey Locust are living the thorns arn't nearly as hard and tire killers. However, once the plant is dead the thorns get very hard like nails. The settlers used them as nails sometimes lol! Be careful once they die!

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#6456309 - 09/17/16 02:38 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Controlled burn?
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#6456363 - 09/17/16 03:56 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Registered: 11/15/14
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Loc: Cypress, Texas
Originally Posted By: unclebubba


Controlled burn?


Won't kill the roots. They will come back up.

I typically use one gallon of Remedy mixed with three gallons of diesel and spray the trunks from ground level to 8" or so up and all the way round.

Problem is, Dave has zillions of them.

Deer will eat the seeds out of the pods, but it's a seasonal thing that they key on when better foods aren't available. There is no way that the benefit of a food source for deer out ways the negatives of this invasive and destructive tree.

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#6456686 - 09/17/16 09:10 PM Re: honey locust [Re: Dave3575]
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Registered: 08/22/11
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Sendero for foliage spray. Works well but is time consuming. Remedy and diesel for basal bark treatment. This is even more time consuming. No easy answer. Buy you a good sprayer and get after it.

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