a stand has been harvested, landowners typically gear up for the next potential
stand by conducting a series of mechanical and chemical operations known as
"site prep". With the relatively inexpensive cost of chemical
site prep with the growth of technology, many more landowners are starting to
consider their options.
Dave Moorhead from the University of Georgia has provided a summary of the
different chemical applications and treatments available to landowners in his
The USDA Forest Service has also published a handbook that details herbicide
application by hand in their work entitled Handcrew
Landowners considering chemical site prep work should contact a local State
Forester or County Extension Agent. Always follow label instructions on
In order to protect people and the environment, herbicides and pesticides should
be used safely. This is everyone's responsibility, especially the user. Read and
follow label directions carefully before you buy, mix, apply, store, or dispose
of a pesticide. According to laws regulating pesticides, they must be used only
as directed by the label. Persons who do not obey the law will be subject to
Pesticides recommended in this publication were registered for the prescribed
uses when printed. Pesticide registrations are continuously being reviewed.
Should registration of a recommended pesticide be cancelled, the University of
Tennessee would no longer recommend it.
Use of trade or brand names in this publication is for clarity and information;
it does not imply approval of the product to the exclusion of others, which may
be of similar, suitable composition, nor does it guarantee or warrant the
standard of the product.