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#6971451 - 11/24/17 04:57 PM Cedar Trees
Greerman Offline
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Registered: 05/19/15
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Been noticing a lot of regrowth. Most are under 6Ft tall.

Anyone using an atv to clear small cedars? If so, what kind of implemenet are you using? Any other very effective methods?

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#6971533 - 11/24/17 06:50 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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Fire works real well......
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#6971545 - 11/24/17 07:07 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Fire works real well......


This

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#6971601 - 11/24/17 08:12 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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We have a friend that is a rancher, he uses a Bobcat mini excavator for brush removal. The brush includes, cedar, mesquite cactus, and weeds. If the invasive "stuff" can't be eaten by the cattle, it goes to his burn pile.
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#6971966 - 11/25/17 09:30 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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I've seen areas where cedars were cleared only to see after a year or two small cedars bushes popping back up.
They thrive, and the new cedars grow faster after they've been cleared.
Only way to keep them from taking over once again is stay on top of it.
It's easier to remove those foot high pencil thin cedars than those thick bushes that will soon take over.

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#6972132 - 11/25/17 02:02 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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The little ones come from berries. Grub them with a hoe.
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#6972632 - 11/26/17 07:05 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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Cedars are usually shallow rooted, so it takes less than you'd expect to push/ pull them out, trick is doing it without breaking them off. I have pushed them easily from a couple feet tall to over 20' with a tractor, 6 footers you may be able to chain and pull with the atv, but It may be hard on the tranny and may not be quick enough to cover much ground.
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#6972683 - 11/26/17 08:09 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Fire works real well......


^^Fact.

The painstaking way is cut them off with a chainsaw, and spray the stump with 1 part Remedy : 4 parts diesel.
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#6972704 - 11/26/17 08:27 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Fire works real well......


^^Fact.

The painstaking way is cut them off with a chainsaw, and spray the stump with 1 part Remedy : 4 parts diesel.
this
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#6972753 - 11/26/17 09:27 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Cedars are usually shallow rooted


Yep, and easy to remove. Grab the cedar with a good solid grip and you can yank it right out of the ground. The problems people have getting them out the easy way is when they get a little taller. .Once a cedar get 3 or 4 feet tall, you need a quarter to a half a stick of explosives to get the damn thing out of the ground.

If you know where some decent sized cedars are that have tiny tap roots, I need 12 fourt foot tall ones for a project; cash
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#6972850 - 11/26/17 11:36 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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A controlled burn is the fastest, most effective, also helps get rid of prickly pears, and improves rangeland.... I've been trying to get my uncle to set his place in Lampasas on a four year burn plan. Take the 300+ acres, divide it into four roughly equal parts and burn one 1/4 each year.......

He still pays a dozer guy.....costs more, and is less productive...... 2cents
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#6973573 - 11/27/17 06:34 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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My granddad was a foreman on a ranch in Lampasas, which I think is the Cedar capital of Texas, and he hated cedars. His way of getting rid of them was to take a pear burner on a cold wet day and burn the young cedars down, the ones that were 3 ft high and smaller. He would walk from cedar to cedar, put the burner on them for a few seconds and done. I remember walking behind him and pulling the wagon. Labor intensive but effective.

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#6974341 - 11/27/17 05:37 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
Greerman Offline
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Registered: 05/19/15
Posts: 9
Thanks everyone. These things are out of control.

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#6975124 - 11/28/17 11:53 AM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
Jimbo Offline
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Controlling cedar is a never ending ordeal.
Once you ease up even a little, the cedar always gains the upper hand in less time than it takes you to work at getting rid of it.

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#6975221 - 11/28/17 01:27 PM Re: Cedar Trees [Re: Greerman]
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Registered: 09/09/16
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Loc: Thrall Texas
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