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Old 08-11-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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Kill the roots on a cut down tree


I just had a rather large willow tree cut down from my somewhat small back yard. This tree has been a nightmare since I move into the house just over 8 years ago. Now that is finally down I want to STOP it's roots from doing any more damage quickly. I also want to make sure this tree doesn't decide to sprout up anyway again. I do plan having the stump ground but budget doesn't permit that at the time. From what I understand this still may not stop a tree such as this from growing again anyway. The Base of the stump is over 12 ft around. I have done some surfing came up with a few ideas but would be open for any proven advise. I am not sure what will positively work right now on a tree that was this size. I poured round-up concentrate around the outside diameter of the cut surface within 4 hours of it being cut (I had some in the shed). I am planning on taking a trip to a grain and feed store that the arbotist recommended (although he did not recommend a product or chemical in particular. He has stated a tree like this one will really want to come back out of the ground, He told me if I did nothing it WILL grow back.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:12 PM   #2
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If you have poured the Round-up all aroung the edge I will be very supprised if she comes. I have done similar on a Rubber tree and she was history. I think you will be fine, did you leave enough tree to carve yourself a table?

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Old 08-13-2004, 08:52 PM   #3
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Alan, thanks for the reply I figured it should work but it just feels good to know that it has worked.

No, on the table, it is right at a fence line and it wouldn't be a good spot for a table. I am going to price what it will take to grind it out. I might wait a year or so for it to somewhat dry and try using coals to leval it.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:18 AM   #4
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Well, the roots had a couple up sprouts this summer! Two near the stump and 3 off in the yard. The roots are still alive! I dowsed the shoots with tree and brush killer by scotts. After they turned brown I cut them out. The stump seems to be drying and looks dead. I guess I will keep the look out for up shoots the next few years. I would think the root system would have dye sometime without the tree their?
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Woody plants such as trees must be treated with products referred to as "brush killer" to be effective.If you're trying round up make sure it is the brush killer version.
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