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 ?
On 7/3/06 8:47 AM, in article
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.
Persistence will pay off if you live long enough.
-- Ferme le Bush
On 3 Jul 2006 08:47:32 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I would like to see the bottom of my monitor, but I have cats.
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.
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