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Old 07-29-2015, 08:36 AM
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I just looked up Tecnu. Its main ingredient is described as "mineral spirits".

Here's some info from Wikipedia:

White spirit (UK)[SIZE=2][note 1][/SIZE] or mineral spirits (US),[SIZE=2][1][/SIZE][SIZE=2][2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][3][/SIZE] also known as mineral turpentine, turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha (petroleum), varsol, Stoddard solvent,[SIZE=2][4][/SIZE][SIZE=2][5][/SIZE] or, generically, "paint thinner", is a petroleum-derived clear, transparent liquid used as a common organic solvent in painting and decorating.

I see Tecnu selling for approx. $20/qt.

Home Depot sells mineral spirits for $15/gal and denatured alcohol for $16/gal.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:42 AM
Location: Seymour TN
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Thanks P47!
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:55 AM
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Cut the base of the vine near the ground. The vine climbing up the tree will die, then you can pull it off (carefully, wearing vinyl, not latex, gloves). Put the dead vines (they still contain urishiol) in a garbage bag, tie it off and put them with the trash to go to the landfill. Paint the stub of the vine with full strength glysophate or brush killer to get the roots. We did that to get vines off our apple trees. You'll likely have to get after it again each year, but, hopefully there will be less and less if you keep pulling the roots as new plants appear.
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