tree stumps

how can I kill a large tree stump please


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    Either get the stump grinders in or drill holes and inject root killer.

    Or if you keep cutting off any new growth it will give up eventually, without leaves it can't survive indefinitely.

    What is it? Some give up more easily than others

  • its sycamore when iget the holes drilled in the stump which root killer should I use

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,250

    This is what the RHS say. You can go to the GC and see what they've got. Rootout is a name I remember but I shouldn't think it matters which one you use

  • JIMMMYJIMMMY Posts: 238
    andy pandy wrote (see)

    how can I kill a large tree stump please!


    The kids and their pals having finished school today have just been watching "Shane", believe it or not in the film  Alan Ladd and Van Heflin removed a large tree stump with brute force and ignorance!

    Didn't think about it until I read your post, but I expect it will not be of help to you!






  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    great film shane .  i had elder  stumps  and drilled  holes and filled with waste paint and turps and cut back any growth . they now have rotted down and are a haven for insects ,image

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    was interested to read about the waste paint and turps.  I am presently trying to get rid of Sumach ( a great shame as a lovely tree in the right place but sadly a case of wrong place ).  During the past few weeks, I have cut all growth back wherever I can see it and have used Roundup tree stump killer.  Too early to tell whether it is going to be successful but I would welcome any ideas which have been proven to work.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    Thanks Verdun...........can't dig out the original tree stump (at least not without dismantling my neighbour's house ) and the suckers have spread around 3 meters diam.  I have treated both the main tree and all suckers.

    I will look for the sumach thread - thanks for the pointer 

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