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we want to kill a tree that is a pain ?

Zone 33410 | jimmieann shinn added on March 11, 2018 | Answered

we want to kill a tree that is a real pain

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Answered on March 11, 2018

There are 3 options for killing a tree. 1. cut it down and dig out / grind the stump; 2. "girdle" the tree by cutting off the bark and first layer underneath(phloem): encircle the tree about 6" wide and 6-12" from the ground; 3. cut it down and immediately apply glyphosate or triclopyr concentrate to the ring just beneath the bark. The latter method works best if the tree is first allowed to leaf out completely. The second option may result in numerous suckers below the girdle that will have to be removed promptly.

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