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Anyone utilize tree girdling as a habitat management tool?

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I have a few hidey holes that offer clearings but was thinkin bout helping em out a bit to allow more sunlight to hit the clearings/mini plots.....

i have heard of tree girdling as a way to kill a tree by cutting off the flow of nutrients going back down to the roots, but I am wondering if anyone has had luck doing this and about how long does it take for the tree to stop producing leaves?



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36 minutes ago, tpr1921 said:

I have worked on maple and gum both have taken 2-3 years to die.  They also continue to hold there leaves but at a reduced rate.56560972_7-1-18girdle.thumb.JPG.3bfffeb71e4824365af8de3779805df6.JPG

Good stuff!!

I been out of the game a while....but this was me circa 1999-00 after graduating Rutgers with a wildlife degree, going to the Harrisburg show, reading a QDM book, and nearly buying a Plotmaster & a 1955 Farmall Cub tractor (which fortunately my future wife talked me out of), as my sense of business is as good as my shed finding ability!!  Needless to say, i was on the right path pre Whitetail Properties Inc, food plot craze, etc......but then marriage, house, bills, kids, career, etc. 



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