I went and helped my dad do some yard work in FL and took some pics...

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  1. BaddFunn

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    Check em out if you don't have anything better to do. :mrpeanut:

    So my dad has a pretty big piece of property outside of Naples and he's always trying to keep the jungle from reclaiming it. There's this Brazilian Pepper bush/tree that's native to Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil that some shithead decided to bring to FL and now it's considered an invasive species.

    Here's what it looks like after a couple hours of me hacking it back.

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    YAY, trees and bushes
     
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    My dad's 85 so he has to rig up things to make his work easier. Here's the sled he built that he drags around with his car to move the brush piles to a pit he's filling in further back on his property.

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    That looks like some thick shit!
     
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    I still see a lot more of it. Also that shit can really fuck up your skin if you are allergic to the berries and sap.
     
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    So your dad would otherwise carry that shit out?
     
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    I use his electric chainsaw to just hack away this shit, load the branches on the sled, and then drag the sled with the car. Pretty simple. :dontknow:

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    it really is but surprisingly the electric chainsaw cut through it pretty easily.
     
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    My arms were so itchy I thought I was going to get a bad poison ivy type break out but I guess my immune system kicked its ass. :yes:
     
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    long sleeves and gloves are a must. even a face mask; that shit can irritate the lungs. birds eat those berries and get fucked up drunk on them.
     
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    That would be too much work. It's about a 1/4 mile to the brush pit.

    pics will get a little more entertaining later in thread. hang in there if you care.
     
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    I had gloves but it was like 70 degrees so I was in short sleeves. didn't seem to affect my lungs at all.
     
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    You said he built the sled because he's old.
     
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    there's the sled. my dad is an engineer so there's goofy shit like this all around his house he's engineered to make living on his own easier.

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    lol@florida
     
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    Brazilian pepper is the worst of the 3 invasives. Australian pine and melaleuca are the other two.

    I'm constantly pulling brazilian pepper sprouts out of my flower beds that came from seeds outta bird's asses.
     
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    ok. sorry bro. he built the sled because he's smart. happy now?
     
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    Any snakes?
     
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    lol @ NY

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