In another thread, Tordon was mentioned as an effective way to permanently eliminate unwanted bushes. Whereas I agree with this and have had much success, I am curious to whether others have used it in winter as these bushes go dormant.
We live in SE Wisconsin and have been lucky enough to not have any measurable snow on the ground thus far. This has created a good opportunity for us to clean up these unwanted intruders on the weekends. I usually go around and cut buckthorn, honeysuckle, etc about a foot off the ground. After I have gone in and cleaned up what I have cut down and brought to the burn pile, I follow up with an old blade on my chain saw and get as close to the ground as I can. If I am alone, I will do around 6-8 at a time and then follow up with brushing the Tordon on the stump. If my bride is with me, she just follows up behind me.
Then my further question regarding Tordon is when one might allow horses in that area where it was applied. I think I may already know this answer and thus change my current method to pulling them out vs using Tordon.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.