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Has anyone used and had success with any product to kill a bougainvillea? I've spent $3,000 on removal of bougainvillea in my oak trees and this stupid ass neighbor just keeps letting it grow. I've called code enforcement to no prevail. I poured a gallon of round up on it but it keeps growing. This picture doea no justice. The first guy hauled out 2500 lbs and quit on me. The next company took 2 full days.

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Just so folks know what you are dealing with, show the thorns.....
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
Just so folks know what you are dealing with, show the thorns.....
That would mean I'd need.to hwt off the couch right now. 😀

They are literally an inch long!!! My dogs have gotten them in their paws and they go right through my flip flops. I've been brought to my knees from these things going into my foot.
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50 50 mix of diesel fuel and and remedy (tryclopyr)
mix in a pumpup sprayer wet the bottom 18 inches of trunk.

keep mix off of oaks
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Did you try crossbow? Works for quite a lot of vegetation.
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That on your property or his? Killing stuff on someone else’s dirt gets dicey. You can generally mechanically remove whatever crosses your line, but killing outright may not be kosher.
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Rent a min x and dig that mess up and knock it down. Pour concrete on top of where it was growing and make a boat shed.
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Diesel fuel will probably work. I killed a tree by finding the largest root on my property drilling a hole I could screw a water bottle in. Then I filled said water bottle with full strength round up. The tree sucked 3 16 oz water bottles down in a 24 hour period. The tree lost all its leaves and was deader than a hammer in just a few days.
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https://www.domyown.com/cornerstone-...hoCmEUQAvD_BwE

Cornerstone is a more concentrated version and cheaper version of round up. I’ve found nothing that it can’t kill, except bamboo 🙃
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I am in a wisteria war. I had to buy the 1 acre formerly wooded lot next door so I could try to save some of the trees. I worked my way in about 8' on two sides over a month with a bush hog and then hired the big gun with a track hoe and grinder to take it all down to nubs. it was 15' tall all over before then. After work now I dig up the sprouts to find the live roots then cut and paint them with herbicide. Some of the roots are 6" in diameter. Those vines had no idea who they were messing with.

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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
That on your property or his? Killing stuff on someone else’s dirt gets dicey. You can generally mechanically remove whatever crosses your line, but killing outright may not be kosher.
It is currently only on his but in that pic, it is my property that has all of the overgrowth. It has already started growing back into my yard. I have tried everything! I've talked to them, offered to split the bill, etc... The poor couple is in their 80s and want nothing to do with keeping their BACKyard maintained or cleaned up. I am very certain they won't notice I killed it. Otherwise you are 100% right, I would never do it.
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Originally Posted by Otseg View Post
I am in a wisteria war. I had to buy the 1 acre formerly wooded lot next door so I could try to save some of the trees. I worked my way in about 8' on two sides over a month with a bush hog and then hired the big gun with a track hoe and grinder to take it all down to nubs. it was 15' tall all over before then. After work now I dig up the sprouts to find the live roots then cut and paint them with herbicide. Some of the roots are 6" in diameter. Those vines had no idea who they were messing with.
Wisteria war. That's hilarious
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Originally Posted by Fishingwell View Post
https://www.domyown.com/cornerstone-...hoCmEUQAvD_BwE

Cornerstone is a more concentrated version and cheaper version of round up. I’ve found nothing that it can’t kill, except bamboo 🙃
funny you mention bamboo, they also have that crap growing under my fence into my yard. I'll buy some of that. I think they will smell the diesel. Lol
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looks like you grew it for many years in your yard if those slices of wood are part of it.
why do you worry what your neighbor grows?

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50 50 mix of diesel fuel and and remedy (tryclopyr)
mix in a pumpup sprayer wet the bottom 18 inches of trunk.

keep mix off of oaks
this is the proper answer

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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
looks like you grew it for many years in your yard if those slices of wood are part of it.
why do you worry what your neighbor grows?


this is the proper answer
those are oaks I had to cut down because his vine killed them. The root is 100% on his yard.
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Roundup needs to be sprayed on the leaves, pouring it on the ground or trunk will not help, that said, it's on his land, so just deal with whatever comes over your side
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Why not jump the fence and drill a 1/4” hole into the trunk and then syringe roundup into the hole a few times.
Funny, where I live in California,I’d love to have a Bougainville but the cold winters will kill it.
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There are a few things that will kill it to dry sticks, but they will also kill things downhill of the target. How much collateral damage potential is there?
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post
Roundup needs to be sprayed on the leaves, pouring it on the ground or trunk will not help, that said, it's on his land, so just deal with whatever comes over your side
You are wrong about this. Drill a hole in the root and allow it to be absorbed it will kill. I have first hand experience with this.
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Crossbow will work. If Crossbow can kill wild blackberry vines, it can kill anything

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