Tree Problems
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unwanted trees

Zone Elk Point, Alberta Canada zone 4 | Anonymous added on September 12, 2018 | Answered

I managed to kill one of these "weed type trees", but its like they spread out their roots and now I have 4 of them growing. when I returned home after holidays they had grown substantionally, I will cut them down again soon but they grow in my flower bed and I don't want to hurt my other plants. So how do I totally get rid of these nuisance trees? Thank you, Linda

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    MichiganDot
    Answered on September 13, 2018

    I wish I knew the name of the tree but I'll give you the standard recommendation. Cut it down and immediately apply 20% glyphosate (Round-Up concentrate) to the stump. Use a child's paintbrush or 1/4 inch foam brush. You only need to paint the thin green circle that is just under the bark. Do this to each stump. The herbicide is absorbed and taken to the roots. If that doesn't work, then move up to an herbicide with triclopyr and glyphosate. Once again, don't get the already diluted, ready to use product. I have had success with this technic on buckthorn, tree of heaven and invasive honeysuckle.

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