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Q.Tree Root/Stump

Anonymous added on January 8, 2014 | Answered

I have a problem with some tree roots and stems at the bottom of my garden. Years ago my neighbor cut down a tree as far as they could and laid stones in their whole garden. The tree was obviously still living, as they did not destroy the root, and has now grown under the stones and under my fence and is popping up all over the place at the bottom of my garden. I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of this tree, and each time I think I have done it and it will rot away, summer comes and the thing starts sprouting branches and leaves!

It seems to grow really fast and I am forever clipping it, stripping the branches and leaves and chopping it down! I have tried soaking it in strong weed killer, putting lead nails in as advised by a neighbor, and putting wood rot chemical on it which was meant for tree stumps. Do you know of anything that will get rid of this tree? The poor thing is trying to grow and I just want rid of it! Any advice appreciated.

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