I live in an area where there are lots of Box Elder trees.
These trees grow fast and provide shade. They are not bad looking
trees either. The problem is that they are weak trees. Winds knock
them down or split them apart quicker than most other trees. So I am
constantly being faced with these trees falling.
I just had that happen again, and the tree fell on my power lines and
caused a big mess, and knocking out my power, and damaging a roof. I
decided that all the box elder trees near power lines or buildings
need to come down. I'm currently in the process of removing them.
The problem is that the stumps grow suckers that come back as new
trees if they are not continually trimmed.
When the county cuts them along the road, they apply some sort of
chemical that is green in color, to the stump. The trees do not grow
back. What is this chemical, and where can I buy it?