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Q.Get Rid of Tree re-growing on roots

Anonymous added on July 1, 2014 | Answered

I cut down a Bradford pear tree, but new trees keep growing back on the roots. How can I get rid of this tree and the roots for good?

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Answered on July 1, 2014

Sometimes even though you cut down trees, they will continue to send up suckers. Undiluted Round Up will help kill these roots. You will need to wound the roots/shoots as suggested (normally, people cut the suckers down and use those wounds) and then paint the undiluted Round Up on these wounds. The bigger or more wounds you paint, the better. The roots will suck the Round Up in and it will eventually kill them. You may have to repeat the process a few times to fully kill the roots if the root system is still strong.

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