How can one get rid of the roots of this very messy tree? After having the tree chopped down, there are still sprouts coming up everywhere.
Cherry Laurel Tree
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Cut the suckers (the small plants) and paint the fresh cuts with undiluted Round-up. This will get into the root system and kill the roots. It may take a month or so, but it will work. You can also try using a reciprocal saw to cut the roots out of the ground.