Prickly Pear Nightmares
Prickly Pear, is there anything more sinister and evil then this god-forsaken plant? I mean, jeebus, if any part of the plant is left and not completely burned it sprouts entirely new plants. After hours of chopping away with hand tools, we gave up and had to use a bulldozer to cut the cacti out. We piled a stack about nine foot high of this devil's spawn to dry out for a later burn. Since that time, the top of the pile has kept growing and appears to be absolutely thriving. The field we cleared has what seems to be at least two new sprouts for every plant we had chopped down. Five acres down, six-hundred or so, more to go.
And don't even get me started on Cedar Trees.