- Tree Trimmer
- Herbicide (Tordon)
We want to clear out all the sapling trees and vines so that we can make room for growing gardens and fruit trees soon. Right now, the lower half of our property is covered in invasive vines and small sapling trees that have to be cut about every 2-3 months. We have been slowly clearing the land and adding to a growing brush pile for the last 6 months and had a brush pile that was about 10' by 20'. Simply cutting down the trees does not actually clear the land because they just grow back in a few weeks. So, we found a herbicide that is supposed to work wonders on the sapling trees we have growing on our property.
We did hire out an extra pair of hands to help us for the day. He is twice our age and was able to work circles around us and only took a few water breaks. Maybe all of this bush chopping work will keep us young and get us back in shape :)
After clearing the land for the first part of the day, it was time to start burning the huge brush pile.
When we bought the property, we didn't really consider the clearing work. We were just dreaming of all the possibilities and this part kind of missed our thoughts. Now we know :)