Hack and Squirt Timing

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  1. 144

    144 Active Member

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    I’ve read that you should hold off on hack and squirt during the time of the sap rising in spring. How do you know when that time is over and you can resume H&S? Would that be once the trees are fully leafed out?

    Reason I ask is that spring green up is about over with in LA and I’d like to start tackling this before our hot summers start up. However, don’t want to just be spinning my wheels either and wasting time not getting the result I want. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.


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  2. Cap'n

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    A Monsanto rep told me you can do it any time of the year. Foliar treatments are best done in late summer early fall but you can have luck any time of the year with H&S.

    I do it every time i'm at my place, and it can be hit and miss as far as results at any time of the year.
     
  3. Doe Shooter

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    Like so many things, you get results in line with your effort. I have never had a failure on anything I ringed with a chainsaw and squirted with tordon.
     
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  4. Mark1427

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    I’ve had terrible success doing this. I’ve used straight gly during late summer early fall. This year I drilled instead of hacking before budding, and trees are thriving. Next step will be saw and fall, which I wanted to avoid.
     
  5. Doe Shooter

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    Tordon. Once and done. Does kill near by plants too.
     
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    I drilled and sprayed early spring and that has seemed to work. On a large sycamore, it budded and then has died off. No leaves set and everything else has.
     
  7. Scatterlandsfarms

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    stick your saw into the tree tip first and make 2 or 3 gash about 3 inches deep fill with 75 percent gly and 25 percent water ,, works good here in Arkansas
     

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