Removing a Redbud

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ARGOS, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    I have a redbud that is butted up against a lilac. The customer wants the redbud removed, but keep the lilac.

    I cut the redbud at ground level and drilled it out and applied stump remover per instructions, but it didn't phase the redbud.

    I cannot get at the redbud with equipment because it is next to a pool and wall.

    Any suggestions other then a pick and shovel?
  2. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Welcome to the site - what do you mean that you cut it down to the ground , drilled out the holes , etc , and it didn't phase it ? If it is sprouting suckers or new growth ? If it is , cut them off and immediately swab the cuts with glyphosphate.
  3. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    I will try apply glyphosate to the sucker stubs as they appear. Big bush.

    What I meant by "drilling holes" is that I drilled holes and applied a stump decomposer into the holes, but obviously my result was more suckers.

    Thanks for the tip.
  4. LTL

    LTL LawnSite Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 98

    Glyphosate is just the AI in RoundUp. Therer is a product called Tordon that is made for your exact situation.
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    Wow I could use a redbud as a nice 15 year old one died (in the span of 2 weeks, UWExtension hasnt gotten back with the results yet and it didn't look like herbicide injury) at one of my customers! Not that great of a choice for here in Wisconsin but they like it, and oddly enough the other 3 on the property look great,
  6. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    Interesting enough I have a customer about twenty miles away that has a red bud in serious distress. I am in an arid area of California and it appeared to show lack of water. We increased the water, but it still is suffering in certain areas with a pest attacking those areas. If you get a chance let me know what the extension says. Thanks.

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