How long should I wait to cut trees after using the hack and squirt method?

By Grant Woods,

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I will be doing hack and squirt method to kill unwanted trees in about a week.
How long do I have to wait before I can cut the trees to about 6 foot high to
let sunlight hit the ground and plant a food plot, or can this be done at all.

Thank you,

Ryan Adams


There’s no need to cut the trees that have been terminated by the hack and squirt method.  Without any leaves plenty of sun will reach the soil.  The smallest limbs will dry out and fall first.  They tend to be so dry they begin disintegrating very soon after falling.  I never cut down trees I terminated using the hack and squirt method unless I’m clearing the area. I simply broadcast fertilizer and seed among the standing stems.

Enjoy creation.


February 21, 2016