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Desert willow and yuccas

 
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Can anyone tell me how long I need to let yuccas and desert willows sit in the sun after cutting them down before I can bury them?

I don’t want them to sprout again.
 
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I guess I’ll just put them out with the trash to be thrown in the landfill.
 
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I"m surprised you have them in Indiana!  I'm in West Texas and yuccas are all over the place.  I would imagine at least a month for those, but that's my SENSE and not my DATA.  We've been on our 20 acres for 15 years and have knocked a few over to build various things, and the only ones that resprout are those with roots still in the ground (even under a repeat car wheel in the driveway!)  We do have some dead whole ones above ground that have never sprouted... So I don't have experience of re-burying them yet.  I'm certain, though, that you could remove all the "beard" material and bury that without fear of them sprouting... and there's a lot of that as biomass.  


 
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Thank you for answering.
I need to update my profile. We moved to New Mexico a couple months ago.

I have a small lot with just desert weeds that have seeded here. We are taking out everything and planting fruit trees. The soil is just sand and clay, no worms at all. A neighbor told me I can’t  have a compost pile unless its covered because of rats and roaches so I have been burying kitchen scraps and anything I can to enrich to soil.
It’s all different than what I was used to in Indiana.
 
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