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Re: Vegetation Killer Hurting Trees?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2003, 04:59:08 AM »
It was on their 5/10/03 newsletter - here's a copy/paste from it...

FRUGAL HOME / GARDENING

POISON IVY/OAK/SUMAC IN YOUR YARD?
INVASIVE PLANTS TAKING OVER?

Here's a simple recipe that will kill vegetation without chemicals.  Keep in
mind that if the poison plant is not in anybody's way, it's a great plant
that feeds birds with its berries.  Angora and Spanish goats love it too. If
you absolutely must kill it or something else, here's a non-toxic recipe:

Place 1 gallon of vinegar in a large pot and add 1 cup of salt.  Heat till
the salt dissolves.  Cool and add 8 drops of liquid dish detergent.  Put in
spray bottle or pour on the poison ivy.  This formula is not
poison-specific.  It will kill any vegetation you pour it on.  Be careful
where you spray or pour.

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Re: Vegetation Killer Hurting Trees?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2003, 04:54:47 PM »
I recently saw a recipe to kill weeds using 1 gallon of vinegar and 1 cup of salt. Heated then cooled and sprayed on vegatation. I don't think it mentioned soap and don't know if it was in Frugal News and can't find it mentioned on any of the Frugal News web pages. Any suggestions on where to find the original source of this would be appreciated. Date of Frugal News, etc. It isn't coming up when I search the site.

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Vegetation Killer Hurting Trees?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2003, 08:01:36 AM »
In the recent edition of Frugal Life, a vegetation killer was provided using vinegar, salt and dish detergent...mainly for poisen ivy/sumac/oak...question...can this tonic be used under trees to kill wild vines, poisen ivy, brush, etc. without hurting the tree itself.  We have rampant growth under 2 fur trees that we need to curtail, and would like to try this tonic, but am afraid it would damage these huge trees...any advise?   :-* Thanks!!

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