What can I do with juniper leaves?
Juniper extracts can be used medicinally or as culinary flavoring. As a medicine, it can be taken internally, inhaled, or applied topically. In Alaska, the Tanainas burn juniper needles on top of a hot wood stove to create an incense. This provides a wonderful smell, and also can aid with a cold.
Is juniper hard to remove?
Since they are low-growing shrubs with soft branches, they can be difficult to dig up. Junipers do not provide much to grip on to, so they are hard to pull out of the ground. However, with a some pruning shears and a shovel, removing junipers can be a manageable task.
How do I get rid of junipers?
Cut the bush down to ground level using a chain saw or ax. This helps kill the bush and facilitates its removal. Wait at least a few days before removing the roots; if cutting down the bush kills the plant and the roots, the dry roots are easier to extract from the soil.
Will juniper grow back?
Junipers (Juniperus spp.) can be used in nearly every part of your landscape. The long-lived evergreens can become scraggly and overgrown, however. Although a juniper won’t grow back from a branch that has no green growth, careful pruning can revive the shrub.
Is juniper good for anything?
Juniper is used for digestion problems including upset stomach, intestinal gas (flatulence), heartburn, bloating, and loss of appetite, as well as gastrointestinal (GI) infections and intestinal worms. It is also used for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney and bladder stones.
How deep do juniper roots go?
A juniper’s tap root can penetrate 25 feet straight down in search of water. It can also send out lateral roots 100 feet or more from the tree. The roots are especially hardy: even when knocked over by wind, junipers often continue to grow.
How do you get rid of grass in junipers?
Treat weeds that have appeared in your junipers with a postemergent herbicide. Sethoxydim, fluazifop and clethodim are all effective treatments for unwanted grasses and are safe for use around juniper. Broadleaf weeds can be controlled safely using halosulfuron or imazaquin.
What’s the best way to get rid of juniper?
For the motivated, hours and hours of back breaking shoveling, swinging a pick axe, ruining chain saw blades and cursing so loud so as to negate any relationship with one’s neighbor is usually involved. For the unmotivated, tons of beer, chains, and a truck and or construction/ farm equipment is involved.
How big of a root ball do you need to remove juniper?
That’s IF your bush is not next to the house. This Instructable centers around removing the root ball of a Juniper bush; this method will work on any shrub with a base diameter of up to 6 inches. • Cinder blocks, or 2×4’s or other lumber – the wider the better.
Is it against the law to trim juniper bushes?
It should be said there should be a law against anyone who plants one of these and doesn’t keep it trimmed. Junipers can grow into evil, nasty bushes that delight in tripping children running by and house other evil minions of Satan.
How are juniper bushes like a fishing net?
Junipers are like huge fishing nets, trawling the wind for trash, bits of leaves and random animal carcasses. Plus, they are a veritable archaeological site for years of neighborhood detritus. I love my yellow-brown, cobweb-ridden juniper bushes.