Dye for urea

Treemover

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Anyone know where I can get the dye for the urea? For treating conifer stumps.

I’m in portarlington atm
I’ll google a few places and see

Reluctant to use food dye as I want the dye to last a week or two
 

muckymanor

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Anyone know where I can get the dye for the urea? For treating conifer stumps.

I’m in portarlington atm
I’ll google a few places and see

Reluctant to use food dye as I want the dye to last a week or two
Could you use pond dye? I have a bag of it here that I sometimes use in the napsac. It lasts 2 to 3 weeks. You'd probably have to order it from amazon though as i could not find a supplier for it here when I bought mine
 

Treemover

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I picked up some from Ponsse near Emo.

It’s part or a condition of felling licence so just want to keep things in order.

Thanks for the tips!
I heard the blue harpic tablets were a thing years ago!!
 

Ozzy Scott

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Could you use pond dye? I have a bag of it here that I sometimes use in the napsac. It lasts 2 to 3 weeks. You'd probably have to order it from amazon though as i could not find a supplier for it here when I bought mine
Why is such a substance needed? To trace water or what. Or is it for Paddies day 🤣
 

thefarminglad

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Tree stumps are treated with 20% solution of urea to protect against the butt-rot fungus Heterobasidium annosum. A dye is added to this solution so that treated stumps can be easily identified.
Why if you cut down a tree would you not want the butt to rot away?
 

Treemover

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Is the stuff for ponds not bluestone?

Yes Arthur is right, the Urea somehow kills the spores or something to do with the fungus. It only really attacks conifers.

If you don’t apply it you can be fined so much per stump. The forest service do prosecute.
 

muckymanor

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Is the stuff for ponds not bluestone?

Yes Arthur is right, the Urea somehow kills the spores or something to do with the fungus. It only really attacks conifers.

If you don’t apply it you can be fined so much per stump. The forest service do prosecute.
No. The pond dye is simply a dye. Harmless to aquatic life
 
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