Shrub Problems
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Killing Shrubs and Small Trees

Anonymous added on November 11, 2011 | Answered

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?

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Nikki
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Answered on November 12, 2011

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

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