urgent ...pls help

urgent ...pls help *********************
My sister had a tree in her front yard in the center of the lawn...the tree sprouted roots and tiny trees appeared all over the lawn. She has had the tree cut but these little trees keep coming up all the time all over the lawn...she mows the lawn and they get cut ...but reappear.
How can she kill these ...that are sprouting up everywhere ?
My sister does not know what sort of tree this is...the home builders planted it...the house is about 18 years now.
Has anyone had any experience with this sort of situation ?
Pls help
Thanks Kim
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On 7/3/06 8:47 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@a14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com,

These "trees" are called suckers. You might call a tree specialist. They might have a way to poison the roots without killing the grass
What I would do would be to pull, as opposed to cut, the suckers out as they show. Cutting only encourages more green growth. You could try cutting below the surface. The other thing I would try would be to make a shield to protect the grass, place it around the sucker, and spray Roundup.
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On 3 Jul 2006 08:47:32 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

First find the stub of the cut off trunk, drill a 1" hole in the top of the stump, and put 1 oz of Roundup concentrate in the hole. This will kill the stump and the roots. then keep mowing the volunteer trees , before they leaf out. Eventually they will die also.
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As others have already mentioned, the herbicide Roundup will do the trick. It/s a potent chemical and should be handled carefully.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Go to your local garden department and look for a herbicide containing 2-4-D. Weed-B-Gone is one product. Next, get a bottle with a fine spout, similar to an eye dropper, or those bottles that women's hair setting solutions come in. Put the herbicide in the bottle _full_strength_. Cut off the tree shoot at ground level and drop a few drops of the herbicide on the stump of the cut. Make sure the liquid wets the area where the bark was cut - this is where the tree nutrients flow back & forth. This will kill the root system of the tree without killing the surrounding grass. Others have recommended Round Up. That product is designed to be absorbed through the plant leaves. But it is selective - having effect on some plants and none on others. Since you have not identified the type tree, the 2-4-D will be your better choice. Bob
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That sure sounds like a Locust tree. Just as everyone has said; poison the stump, and keep cutting the saplings as they show up. It takes time, but will do the trick. Best Regards, Ken.
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