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Old 10-17-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Does anyone know what we can do about this? My neighbor's tree (right near the property line) is covered in kudzu and has slowly grown into our yard. It has gotten so bad that my kids can't even play in that area b/c the tree limbs are so low to the ground.
We don't want to pay to cut the limbs...does he have an obligation to take care of this? Or are we stuck footing the bill?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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Are his tree limbs falling into your property, or just kudzu vines? I'm thinking the tree, if it's on his property line, you might be able to get him to take care of. Kudzu is as kudzu does though...good luck controlling it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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Get out now before the kudzu swallows your children and pets!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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People have been trying to rid of Kudzu for 70+ years. Good luck. I don't have any information except it grows faster than bamboo.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Knightdale. NC
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Think of that mini-series "the dome", if anything crosses the imaginary wall extending upward from the property line, it is your problem to contend with.

This applies to trees falling onto your property during windstorms as well.

Regards,

Dave



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Does anyone know what we can do about this? My neighbor's tree (right near the property line) is covered in kudzu and has slowly grown into our yard. It has gotten so bad that my kids can't even play in that area b/c the tree limbs are so low to the ground.
We don't want to pay to cut the limbs...does he have an obligation to take care of this? Or are we stuck footing the bill?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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I think I read somewhere about a NC kid who invented something that gets rid of Kudzu....I'll see if I can find it.



....Turns out he's from GA:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovat....kudzu.killer/
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Goats?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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I have used Glystar from Agri supply. I think Round up total vegetation killer has the same active ingredient. It will kill it, or at least slow it down. It will eventually come back though. If it's crept into your yard already you would have to spray it, heavily, wait a week or two until it dies, then physically cut it back yourself when it's dead. Everytime it starts to grow into your yard, you have to spray it immediately to stop it. It's been an ongoing battle for me at one of my work locations for years.

as far as the trees growing into your yard : I thought it was your right to cut the limbs back to the property line, but I don't know if the neighbor has any legal obligation to cut them back or reimburse you for the cost.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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You could try The-Glove-of-Death. Basically, you put on a heavy rubber glove and then a cotton glove over that. Get some brush killer (commonly contains triclopyr and/or glyphosate). Find the crown for each kudzu plant. This is the part of the plant between the shoots and roots, located at and below soil level. Cut stems off of the crown. Dip a gloved finger into the herbicide and cover the cut portion of the plant. Repeat. You'll obviously want to check the heavy rubber gloves for waterproofness first. You can also use a paint brush instead of the gloves.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Find the roots running up the side of the tree and cut them.
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