Sir Lloyd, Jeff, Pak Berries discussed on Gardening Naturally With Jeff Ferris
You with? Good morning, Jeff. Yes, sir. Hello? Yes, sir. That's twice that happen. Mm hmm. Not sure what's going on there. But We're not making a good connection with Lloyd there. Let's go. Let's go to some of the things that we're doing it at this time of the year. Um, see if lawyer can get a connection back here. Yeah. You're turning back some stuff. Actually, I'm gonna be yanking out some stuff. I have a yo pon, and it's You know, after being in place, probably the better part of 30 years or more. I don't like it got big enough that it messes with my roof. I don't like its location and blocks of you is something so I'm removing your paan, and it has a trunk diameter of about six inches. How do you go about doing this well with a lot of labor. That's the only thing that I couldn't say about it. I've been cutting it back in pieces simply to be a safe and manageable when they cut down a tree. You don't see him. Walk up to the base of this tree. Cut it flushed to the ground. Let it fall over. No. They start. Removing as much of the branch structure is they can so it's not such a big piece when it falls. I'm doing the same thing to your paan. One. I got it down to where I could see the ground. It was such a dense growth. It was. It was a case of cutting that all the way Now I have all these stem sticking out of the ground that are going to do nothing but grow back. So I have to remove those. And that's where the labor comes in. Looks like we have Lloyd back here. Let's see. Lloyd, are you back? I'm here. Yes, sir. What can go with Yes, sir Lloyd. Well, um I don't know why we keep. We can hear you. But lawyer we can hear you just fine. I'm not sure why You can't hear us. Back to the jocard. That is a plant that when you go to cut it down, much like people will complain about Pak Berries and the like. That is a plant that when you cut it down, it is going to fight like crazy to put up new shoots. The fact that I trimmed a six inch time or, you know, paan to six inches above the ground is not going to stop that yoke on all of those shoes. All those extra routes are going to start being an issue and they're gonna try to put on new growth. There's two general approaches here. First off. You come out every day once week. Let's say once a week That's a reasonable number with your pruners. And every time you see a green leave, starting to appear from that old you upon you cut it. As long as the plant loses all its leaves. Remember plants make food. From the sunshine, So if there are no leaves, it could make no food. If there is no food, the plant will starve. The question is how long So I could simply come out once a week on the weekends. Take five minutes. This plant was him one particular area, And every time I start to see some new growth, I can walk by and I can cut it off and I will over time. Carve that your pardon out And guess what? I won't have any New York arms coming up. The problem with that. Is that it will take a long period of time and I want to plant news stuff in that area. So unfortunately or fortunately, it just depends on how you won't look at it. I'm stuck with higher labor deal. And that is, he said, I'm going to take a garden fork and a shovel and I'm going to start at the furthest outside area that I see these opon shoots coming up. I'm gonna start working my way into the center trunk. And I'm going to loosen the soil. I'm gonna dig down some and I'm going to start pulling those roots out one at a time as much of the route masses I can get because everyone those roots just gonna put on new shoot, and it's gonna be frustrating, and it's like a son of a gun. What's going on here? This is just terrible. But that will get rid of it faster for me than taking the long term approach is just constantly keeping it cut. Now, if I had no intention of playing more plants back in there, that it worked fine. You can just constantly keep it cut, but I want to replant this area. This is a really good opportunity, and I actually have the plants already for it. So I'm going to shovel and garden fork and start taking these little bites out of the routes that are still in the ground. It'll be a lot of work, to be honest with you when I finally get to the point where I'm at the central trunk or trunks where they're coming out of the ground and plant was originally put in place. Gonna have to dig down further. And I'm gonna have a good folding hand saw that works well in his sharp I'm gonna wind up having to cut the roots in the ground free of the trunk. To be able to get that big trunk out of the ground and get it disposed of. There's no shortcut here, Um Chemical treatments are not going to be really effective on the size of this plant. This is my options. Cut it so that it never has a leaf on it. Which will take a longer period of time. It's going to be a little less work and it will be effective. But then I'm stuck with an area that I can't do anything to until I'm sure I've taken care of the opon. That may take a while. The other option is is I'm gonna have to get in there and I'm gonna have to pull out those roots and it's going to be some effort in the more effective I am. The more rude I can get rid of. The less likely the plant will ever appear. Unfortunately, a year ago, I went through the same process with the different you upon in a different area. They were playing on the corners. My home didn't like either one of them. But as a result, I'm kind of like, got the experience now how much I'm gonna have to work. And it's going to work just fine. I'm just stuck dealing with Trying to remove Ah lot of plant matter that there's no shortcut about it. The end result should be fine because now I get to replant this area and I won't have to constantly deal with these shoots coming up. Somebody may ask What? Wait a minute. You're concert. Great. They provide a ton of cover. We found several bird now. Centam empty. I didn't disturb any birds that were nesting now. And they're full of Berries that the birds absolutely at all kinds of birds like to eat that get him through the winter. Well, Planted to New York ponds in a location. I wanted them to grow. Well ahead of deciding to remove the one I had for that exact reason. To make sure that I could still provide the food source to the wildlife and the habitat and all that. It's just that now I have your pawns in a place. I want them to grow as opposed to a place where they're growing that it's caused me nothing but problems. So there is another trick that we learned over time when you sit out and you look and you have a tree that you know is dying and you have to get rid of it. Do you have plans to the wrong place which happens all the time? Are you suddenly decided to change your landscape? That doesn't mean that you just go out there and cut everything plush. You can take the time. To replace a tree. If I I have two trees that were terrible trees. I wonder if having cut down I planted their replacements. Almost five years. Before I want up, cutting the trees down so that when I cut those trees down that I didn't like they were, they were Arizona ashes. They were well past their normal life span, they had significant damage. And they were risking my home from where they were situated. If they sell, they would crash into my house. Five years before I decided to get him cut down. I replaced them with trees with a longer life span in a proper location where they're not so close to my house, but they still provided shape. That when I removed The ashes. It's not like I have blazing Western sun all of a sudden no, the replacement trees had become big enough to replace almost all of the shade that I lost. The same is happening with this. Yo, Pon. I know the birds love it. I love to watch them. Go in there and battle for the Berries. Peter Waxwings go crazy. And I know that birds I have had cardinals hosting in that tree for years. Leverage planted the replacements long before I decide to tackle this in terror it out. That's how we can move through our landscape. It's not simply a case of wipe it out. Go to zero start over again. Sometimes you can exchange things a little bit of planning. Not a lot of effort. Getting things in place before you remove the old. That's how you flow through a garden. That's how you keep your garden looking.