Before removal, mix herbicide in a small bucket with a paint brush. Cut the plant at the base of the ground with a saw to produce a stump. Apply the herbicide to the stump within minutes of the plant being cut. This is to ensure the plant takes up the chemical before it seals the root site. Clean up site and dispose of chemicals properly. After the Roundup has done its job, use brush-b-gone. When the vines begin coming back, find the stem near the ground, cut it, then paint the stem with the brush-b-gone.
This is about the only way to rid a vine that is growing through a desirable bush. Jun 26, Removing invasive vines and bushes to create habitat for bats.
June 26, Left: Removing invasive bush and vine honeysuckle to restore habitat. Photo by Alejandro Morales/USFWS. Right: Bats like the northern long-eared bat benefit from this project.
Photo courtesy of Al Hicks/NYDEC. May 18, Remove a chunk of the stem, so there’s a gap between the stem and stump of the vine. Then paint some brush killer on the stump, following label directions.
When the vine is completely dead, it may be easier to remove, causing less damage. Wear gloves when you’re removing vines. Some are prickly; others may hide pests like bushpruning.buzz: Lynn Coulter. Grasp the protruding vine stems at the bases with your double-gloved hand.
Slide your hand from the base to the tip of the cut stems, squeezing it slightly to release herbicide onto the stems. Please call the Wenham DPW at Ext. 6 for assistance. Contact the Department of Public Works: DPW Director Bill Tyack 91 Grapevine Road Wenham, MA Phone: Ext.
6 Fax: Email: [email protected] DPW Administrative Assistant Sheila Bouvier Wenham Town Hall Main Street Wenham, MA Phone: