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Old 02-16-2011, 10:21 PM   #31
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exactly, only another 130 years brings back the trees on Toomer's Corner
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #32
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exactly, only another 130 years brings back the trees on Toomer's Corner
Are they live oaks? How many?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #33
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What the hell herbicide can kill a 130 year old oak and how did they apply it?
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Yes I think they are live oaks, and there are 2 trees.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #35
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theres a product called Hyvar XL that can kill full grown pines if it is applied within the drip line but it would be difficult for a giant oak.. possibly if they scarred the tree all the way around it and applied the chemical directly to the cambium or the sapwood of the tree it may kill it. a oak tree is a strong tree. i dont know a chemical that could kill it by just turf application
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Spike 80DF is what he used
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theres a product called Hyvar XL that can kill full grown pines if it is applied within the drip line but it would be difficult for a giant oak.. possibly if they scarred the tree all the way around it and applied the chemical directly to the cambium or the sapwood of the tree it may kill it. a oak tree is a strong tree. i dont know a chemical that could kill it by just turf application

I have been searching a bit, never knew there was one that could do that...here is a link:

http://www.ehow.com/list_6189004_her...ll-trees_.html
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Spike 80DF is what he used

Looks more like a brush killer than a tree killer...But I would begin removing the soil around the tree or something. Sumthin is fishy here...
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:44 PM   #39
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The tree's at Toomer's Corner were't just about a rivalry in college football. Those tree's were basically an icon of Auburn University. They have been around for over 130 years and can never be replaced. Now they are not only worried about those oaks, they are worried about the whole city block being poisioned and killing everything. This is a very sad situation and leaves me in shock that someone would stoop to this level.
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If he did indeed use Spike 80DF, it doesnt look good. Any herbicide that can kill a full grown tree by turf application is some BAD stuff! It would be really hard to get your hands on this type of stuff too. Good news though(i guess), is it could take up to 3 years before this chemical kills the tree. And from what i know about herbicides, a 130 yr old massive oak stands a very good chance of fighting this chemical off. All is not lost Auburn fans! good luck though cause its gonna be a tough road ahead for these trees/tree..
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