Killing-off tree stumps

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AlaninCarlisle

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Killing-off tree stumps
« on: May 17, 2018, 15:02 »
I've just spent all morning taking down half a dozen elder trees, the roots of which threatened to undermine an old wooden stable block. The stumps are about 9 inches in diameter. I realise that there are specially formulated stump-killing chemicals I can buy but in trying to save myself a trip to an out of town farming supplier, I wondered if any of the following might do the trick if very carefully dribbled into holes drilled into the top of the stumps around and parallel to the inner bark: Glyphosate concentrate, creosote substitute or diesel oil. I'm not daft enough to get any of the above into the soil and would only  use minimal quantities. Oh and it's my own land too.

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lettice

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 15:46 »
Remember this was discussed a few years back.
Might be worth a look.
Tree stump killer in Grow Your Own - Page 1 of 1

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Lardman

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 15:51 »
Chainsaw and mattock handy?  Cross hatch them to just below the soil line and give the pegs a smack or pry them over. Cover with soil and leave for nature to sort it out.  :) Just mind the soil with the tip.
Trying to escape suburbia, where the trees come down and the fences go up.


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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 15:57 »
Yes,I note that back then  I'd been advised to try Copper Sulphate or Jeye's Fluid (of which I have none) or glyphosate which I have somewhere. Unless there are any better thoughts, I'll go down the glyphosate route. Believe me Lardman, cross-hatching them and covering them doesn't work with elder

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grinling

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 21:28 »
Copper nails hammered in. (ebay)
If drilling with other stuff cover with wax afterwards.

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 10:11 »
Drill holes in the stump then fill with Epson salts.  :D

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pigeonpie

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Re: Killing-off tree stumps
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 10:58 »
Glyphosate is really effective, but I know someone who swears by drilling holes and pouring a little paraffin in each.

Otherwise I've also heard of pennies and twopences being hammered in, I'm guessing it works the same as th copper nails.



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