Tree Problems

Getting Rid of Tree Roots After Tree Has Been Cut Down

Anonymous added on July 26, 2011 | Answered

A large tree was cut down on my property. Now the roots are spreading and plants are growing from them. How do I get rid of these roots?

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Answered on July 27, 2011

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.

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