Alder Bush Removal
Half Gator

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Jul 21, 2008
Our pasture bottom is being taken over by inavsive Alder bushes and I'm trying to find out the best way to get rid of them. I've attempted to check with Ga. Forestry officials and they really couldn't suggest a successful method.I rented a heavy duty brush cutter and cut many of them down to within 4" of the ground but I know they will re-sprout. Has anyone used "Round Up" or some other type of vegetation killer on them after new vegetation appeared?
Farm Boy

United States

#2 Aug 23, 2008
You may think this is a foolish suggestion but, Cut them down on Sept 17, 19, or 20th. These are ember days. My dad used to make us cut down stuff in the pasture on these days. If you do it will kill most of them. At least it always worked for us.
nbjess

Moncton, Canada

#3 Jun 21, 2009
I have heard if you cut them down on the Dark side of the moon they will not grow back. This Month days are June 22, 23, 24 I am going to try it this year. Have one on my back lawn and a couple more front of house by road.
Its sure worth a try,- Old farmers recommendation.
Time consuming

Poulsbo, WA

#4 Dec 23, 2009
I know its not very time effective but we had a 100 foot by 4 foot dense "forest" of these "Weed Trees". We were given 2 rainy days and a couple of pick axes. On the first day we couldn't make much process becuase of the rain but on the second day the rain stopped pouring giving us grip. We found that just yankiing them out worked fine. Its been 2 years and we have only had 4 trees pop up and thats was during the fall. If youve got the time and the equipment (even a truck or tractor could pull the big buggers out) I would just yank em'.

Since: Dec 09

Cornelia, GA

#5 Dec 24, 2009
torrrrch i---t
Possum

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Dec 24, 2009
I liked it when my ole lady removed her bush.
Rugger

Stanley, WI

#7 Aug 27, 2011
I had a large patch growing on my property in Northern Wisconsin. It took some time and effort,but cut the alder brush and put a cap full of bleach on each stump. It killed the whole clump, and the alder brush has not grown back.
Jewels

United States

#8 Sep 6, 2011
Rugger wrote:
I had a large patch growing on my property in Northern Wisconsin. It took some time and effort,but cut the alder brush and put a cap full of bleach on each stump. It killed the whole clump, and the alder brush has not grown back.
What if you have an area of tag alders that is almost 1 full acre? I can't see pouring a capful of bleach on every single stump (we just chain sawed them all down this weekend). Is there some other type of 'spray'(aside from round-up) that would work that is less toxic to everything else around?
alderbush

United States

#9 Sep 24, 2011
Jewels wrote:
<quoted text>
What if you have an area of tag alders that is almost 1 full acre? I can't see pouring a capful of bleach on every single stump (we just chain sawed them all down this weekend). Is there some other type of 'spray'(aside from round-up) that would work that is less toxic to everything else around?
Garlon 3a or rodeo for closer to water
charlene j

Whycocomagh, Canada

#10 Sep 26, 2011
anyone have any more ideas of how to get of rid of these pesky alder trees
Jason

Halifax, Canada

#11 Oct 17, 2011
Always heard you should cut them just before new moon in August...seems to work for us.
JAKE

Mayfield, KY

#12 Oct 19, 2011
Try Crossbow if you don't mind killing other broadleaf plants. It won't bother grass. You'll have to wait till spring now. You can hand spray it directly on the unwanted plants if you want to save other broadleafs. Crossbow is a bit expensive but compared to the time I've spent with glyphosate+-2,4,D it's worth it.
Stan

Quitman, AR

#13 Feb 4, 2012
One sure way to rid yourself of alder bushes is to move to another location free of alders. This method will also work for wild onions.
kaytyyyyyyyyyyyy yyy

United States

#14 Apr 19, 2012
Time consuming wrote:
I know its not very time effective but we had a 100 foot by 4 foot dense "forest" of these "Weed Trees". We were given 2 rainy days and a couple of pick axes. On the first day we couldn't make much process becuase of the rain but on the second day the rain stopped pouring giving us grip. We found that just yankiing them out worked fine. Its been 2 years and we have only had 4 trees pop up and thats was during the fall. If youve got the time and the equipment (even a truck or tractor could pull the big buggers out) I would just yank em'.
So do you have to get all little roots out too...or can you use a tiller to mulch the rest up...or will that make many more grow?
jewelofnile69

Madison, WI

#15 Apr 19, 2012
alderbush wrote:
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Garlon 3a or rodeo for closer to water
Thanks!!!
Joe LadysmithW

Buffalo, NY

#16 Apr 20, 2012
I've got at least 50acres of them only thing I can see doing is hiring a man and a cat to clear them then plant a cover crop I remember back in the late 60's we bought a barrel of defoliant from Dow and that didn't even kill them
Even Steven

United States

#17 Aug 28, 2013
50/50 solution of 50% glyphosate and 15% trichlopry apply with paint brush on freshly cut surface.
Repeat as necessary.
JOHN

New Glasgow, Canada

#18 Oct 7, 2013
A LARGE DOZER WITH ROOT RAKE AND BURN THE PILE IN THE LATE FALL EARLY WINTER. Anyone want to lone out a dozer with root rake IN NORTHERN NOVA SCOTIA.

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