I have a water softener which works with salt tablets. 40 lb bag for
less than $5.- (Wal mart).
After I cut the Walnut or poison sumac or bittersweet, maple, oak or
I know I still have major feeder roots underneath so I place over where
(were growing) roughly 6 or 7 salt tablets and let the rain do the
rest of the work.
The salt does the job and within a year the soil has recovered and
grass grows once again
fully covering over the bare spot. Very rarely have I ever had to reapply
I believe this is eco friendly because salt is present in soil in small
That's how I've tried to deal with it ecologically trying to steer
clear of cides.
If the walnuts are in close proximity to any of your important growth
be careful you don't
have an incline where the salt could run into important crops.
Disclaimer: But then again I am not an expert as history has shown....
Bill Russell wrote:
fall the squirrels bring in balck walnuts from all over and plant them
around my property. These can grow into trees and poison my fruit plantings.
So every couple of years, before these seedlings get much higher than a
couple of feet, I get out my heavy pruners and cut them off at ground level.
Problem is, they do not die but regrow to be cut off again.
Does anyone have a suggestion for how
to keep these from regrowing? Bill