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Stump/ tree killer solution?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by integrityman, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    I cut out some fairly large scrub trees (Mulberry mainly) that were growing amongst a rather thick Hicksii Yew hedge. Absolutely no way to pull them out or dig them out. I'd like to apply something to the stump to permanently kill these pests (Without harming the Yew.).

    The electric company is cutting down a ton of trees around here and it looks like they are painting/ applying some sort of blue colored solution to the stump. Copper sulfate solution to inhibit suckering?

    I dont need much, any recommendations?
  2. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    you can drill holes in stumps and pour the concentrated round up refills in the holes.

    I have never done it but the label says it works.
  3. Oasis-Outdoor

    Oasis-Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    The blue gel looking stuff is most likely Tordon. I get it in smaller bottles here at farm stores such as TSC. Beware it is pricey. I am not sure how large of a stump it will kill. I use it mainly on small tree stumps in fencelines.
  4. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    You know how leggy mulberry bushes are when they grow up in hedges & in fence rows? I wanted something to spray on them......Drilling holes is not really n option given the form.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Works great for me. I use a paint brush to apply to make sure I don't spill any.

    I focus on the outer cambian layer where fluids go up and down the tree. I think applying to the center hardwood does nothing.

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