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Winged Euonymus clearance at Rattlesnake

Alice & Bob Roemer recently spent two productive afternoons pulling the very largest of the euonymus alatus (one 3 ½” diameter!) on the path north from the Lime Kiln.  Then they started working on the smaller ones that can’t be pulled by hand or easily with the Weed Wrench. 

They cut the brush down to about 1’ above the ground, pulled the roots using the tripod, chain lift and BrushGrubber, and then piled the foliage and roots separately.  They don’t think it’s prudent to move the roots until more have been pulled.  Preliminary information indicates that it’s not necessary to move the foliage pile since euonymus doesn’t propagate from rootless foliage that hasn’t develop flowers or seeds.

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