Hey, I just bought a new house and I'm cleaning up the yard. Currently
there is a massive banana tree on the side of the house (between my
house and the neighbor). The tree is probably 15+ years old and has
been allowed to grow uncut for a very long time. There are multiple
stalks on the tree (20+ at least 6" diameter) and the base is about 5
feet by 8 feet (yes, this is a banana tree). I have been chopping
stalks down for days now, I have just the trunk left. Question is, how
do I keep it from continuing to grow back? I don't believe I could get
the "root ball" out without tearing up my slab. Can I use roundup, or
some other chemical? People have suggested bleach or diesel - not too
hot on either of these. What about large amounts of salt?
On 15 Aug 2006 06:39:21 -0700, email@example.com
Roundup sprayed on the leaves should do the trick. Remember
that Roundup has to be sprayed on the foliage during
vigorous growth for the best results. If I was your neighbor
I would much, much rather see Roundup used than the other
If you plan on mowing this area let the mower take care of
it. It may take a year or two, but it will eventually give
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