Chinaberry Trees

Getting Rid of Chinaberry Stump

Anonymous added on April 29, 2014 | Answered

We want a level area in our backyard of a certain size but there was a Chinaberry tree. Lightening had hit it, so we had it cut to the ground level. Now shoots keep coming back and I want to get rid of the entire thing so I can use the area for a pool. What is the best way to do this and what product works the best to kill the shoots so that they don't come back. Thank you for your help.

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Answered on April 30, 2014

Undiluted Round-up will help kill the surviving roots. You will need to wound the roots/shoots (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. This article should also help with removing the stump:

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