I had a huge elm(?) tree in my backyard that was removed over a year
ago. Even after having someone do some grinding 18" down around the
main part of the stump, there are still a few places where the roots
are re-sprouting the tree.
The roots are several inches in diameter, and some are sticking up
from the ground. We keep cutting them off with an ax, but they keep
I tried the stump remover where you drill a hole in the root and fill
it with the granules and hot water. That hasn't seem to work for all
Any ideas are appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
When the roots of my neighbor's cottonwood (which was severely butchered
in a pruning) started doing that in my yard, heavy doses of Roundup did
nothing to them. I finally got sick, and just pulled the roots up all the
way back to the tree - the roots which were producing the suckers were small
and shallow, it wasn't that hard to do - and it took care of the problem.
Get a dose or two of Pathfinder II. It will cure any and all suckers
and future root growth
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat Kiewicz) wrote in message
nu-ugh... I have a huge stump of Mimosa with huge roots was cut down
abt Dec 2001 and it is still sending up sprouts big time. I mea like
dozens of themwhich grow to 3 feet in a wink and we keep cutting them
back and putting roundup and drilling holes in stump ..cut as tearing
up a fence and highlines.. and in order to keep neighbor happy ..
still trying to get it to stop growing<G>
think the ghost of that tree wil see me to my grave<G>
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I finally succeeded in terminating a willow tree by alternating between
cutting and Roundup. You don't want to do them both at the same time,
because it takes a while for the poison to work its way back down into the
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snipped-for-privacy@PROBE.MITRE.ORG (Spud Demon) wrote in message
thanks; guess we will continue the cutting and roundup and maybe it
will disappear in another 10 or 15 years <g> ---- by that time it
won't make any difference to me...at my age : ) --- acceptance!
Thanks all - Here's a response to questions from Brad --
The tree was removed because it was diseased and a couple of large
branches had already fallen. The stump and surrounding area was
ground down about 18". This means that a circlular area maybe 12 feet
in diameter(?) was ground down.
The area outside of this still has roots because the tree was easily
at least 30' tall. So, the larger roots are sprouting tree suckers.
There are maybe 6 of them at this time.
Geographically I'm located in San Jose, California.
I hope this helps explain the situation.
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