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By-The-Lake
07-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Looking for some suggestions on how to eliminate the common type of hawthorn in Ontario (Crataegus ???) I have a hawthorn tree that I would like to get rid of growing between my house and my neighbors house which I cut down last year and this year it has grown even larger.

I also have a client that has an issue with these trees. She has invested quite a bit into creating pathways and garden beds but in one area of the yard has turned into a hawthorn nursery with a bunch of new seedlings that grow every year. She said she normally just weeds them and is getting frustrated doing this, but I would like to help her eliminate the trees which are causing the problem and suggest some better suited replacedments.

White Gardens
07-29-2010, 09:18 AM
As soon as you cut off the tree, apply stump killer to the fresh cut, or even take a cordless drill and drill some shallow holes in the stump to keep the stump killer in place.

After that it would take a couple of seasons to get rid of any volunteers that might be sprouting up.

I use this method on half inch saplings up to big stumps.