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    Default Re: Still trying to decide imput please

    -img_1164-jpg-img_1165-jpgBlackberry bushes are no match for a bushhog, just back into them and shred them up. Then you can rake up the stems and burn them. They will come back but yearly mowing will eventually do away with them. I had some patches or blackberry and worse, saw vines (those just keep coming back as they have huge root balls under ground which have to be dug out ) on my place when I bought it along with sweet gum trees so thick that you couldn't walk in the thicket. I did away with a lot of it with the 6 foot lightweight Howse bush hog and my first tractor, a Yanmar 4220D. I would push over anything that the tractor with FEL could ride down and then chop it with the mower. After I got my B26, I was able to go in and selectively harvest the remaining trees that thinned it out so now it looks like a park. The area in the photos was so choked with overgrowth by the creek that I barely had room to run my tractor down between it and the fence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=310296"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=310297"/>Blackberry bushes are no match for a bushhog, just back into them and shred them up. Then you can rake up the stems and burn them..
    I think it depends on the variety of blackberry. The ones they have in the OP's area are the Himalayan. I poked around on the Internet and those canes can grow 40' in a single year and engulf medium sized trees and even sheds. The ones I saw were not something you could easily brush hog with a SCUT, they would tower over you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSeller View Post
    I think it depends on the variety of blackberry. The ones they have in the OP's area are the Himalayan. I poked around on the Internet and those canes can grow 40' in a single year and engulf medium sized trees and even sheds. The ones I saw were not something you could easily brush hog with a SCUT, they would tower over you.
    I will drown those mothers in industrial strength Crossbow then bash them repeatedly with the FEL until they get the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtoblackberries View Post

    I will drown those mothers in industrial strength Crossbow then bash them repeatedly with the FEL until they get the message.
    Atta boy. Take pictures too. I would do it in reverse order if I were you. Mechanically remove as much as you can, then treat what comes back. Costs you a whole lot less in Crossbow.

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