I have many shrubs and small trees that I would like to kill. Some are around a chain-link fence and have become part of the fence so they cannot be cut at ground level. Others I have cut at ground level, but they just keep growing back around the stumps. Any suggestions?
Killing Shrubs and Small Trees
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You're most likely dealing with sucker growth. Cut the suckers and paint the fresh cuts with undiluted Round-up. This will get into the remaining root system and kill the roots. It may take a month or so, but it will work. Perhaps this article may be of some help to you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-kill-a-tree-killing-trees-in-your-garden.htm