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Q.Do Wax Myrtles Have A Tap Root As Our\’s Needs To Be Cut Down. I Didn\’t Know If I Needed Someone Who Could Grind The Root Sy

Zone 31028 | jrcville5 added on April 15, 2020 | Answered

stem The tree has major splits in the trunks and a section has already blown down.

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Answered on April 17, 2020

No, they do not have a tap root so, yes, you will have to have someone remove it to kill it. Otherwise, it will start to grow back from the roots.

You can attempt to kill it yourself, if you are familiar with killing tree roots that remain active.


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