How can I kill tree stumps

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Stuttering Stan, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    If this is the wrong forum please feel to move it. What chemical can be used to kill small tree stumps? I plan on drilling into the stump and then going in for the kill with whatever works.
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Use Garlon 4 --on fresh cut stumps
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    Or just wait until winter time, and rent a stump grinder for one day and hit all your clients....

    The chemical option will take a long long time.

    I have hear about people drilling into and soaking it with fuel and then torching it with some success, but no first hand knowledge...
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Make a clean cut on the stump. Paint the cambium with 50- 100% Round-up.
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,349

    To make sure they stay dead, I agree with Grassmechanic. To remove them, stump grinder.
  6. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    2,4,d + Glyphosate + diesel + paint brush. Some suckers might come up spray them and that should be done.
  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    After you kill'em with roundup, or whatever, drill some 1" or bigger holes into 'em, and fill with saltpeter, then cork'em-they'll burn the next year, or rot faster.

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