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Old 12-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Ideas for removing frankenbush


I have idea what this plant it is taking over my neighbors fence and need ideas on removing it.
Its composed of about 1000+ small chutes as seen here
Complicating matters is it is on top of a 4 foot retaing wall.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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If you can't pull it out due to the wall or fence, chop it down and kill it.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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Yes i want to remove it complety, maybe a tool suggestion is what im after, beem hacking it with a machete to poor results
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:13 AM   #4
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Use a Cherry picker, Small crane, overhead winch, or a similar lifting device.

Tie a ratchet strap around the entire thing, ratchet it tight tighter, Then pull it from above.


I used to work for a landscaping crew in the 60s that used this method to great success.



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I had a frankenbush, final remedy. Use the ratchet strap remedy to gather all branches. Saws all, chainsaw ect as close to the ground as possible. Use one of those root/ stump removal products.drill auger down into main roots and apply the product Then if it's in the sun, cover the effected area with black plastic to cook ole franky. Go getem
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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Revisit frankenbush


Another idea, prune using elec shears. Find out what it is and when to prune and the following season it should be covered with blooms, to tell ya the truth I wish I had 300' of that hedge. See pic.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:57 PM   #7
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The black and decker cordless hedge trimmer has worked great for me in the past. You can also try getting a good set of garden shears too.
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