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Old 07-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #21
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As XXE mentioned " SALT" Just go to the Farm Fleet or Tractor Supply Store and set a Salt Block on top of the stump. The deer will like it but it will kill the stump!

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OK, what kind of tree is it and how big is the stump?

You might get away with using Roundup mixed with Turflon herbicides (Roundup is a non-selective herbicide and Turflon is a broad-leaf specific herbicide. The combination is cheaper and more effective on broad leaf plants). Spray it directly on the leaves of the sprouts growing from the root crown. If the first application does not kill it then let the sprouts grow out and leaf out full. You want a lot of leaf area and apply the herbicide liberally to all leaf surfaces for maximum effectiveness. Be careful not to let it drip or run off as much as you can to prevent other plants from being affected. Once the spray dries it is not going to affect other plants.

That being said, I never use any of these products anywhere near my food gardens.
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Two separate areas here- A. KILLING the stump, and B. REMOVING the stump.


Now, to an old explosives engineer, there is only ONE way to remove a stump- but you neighbors will gossip about it for a while.

However, you CAN kill off the stump and leave it- will take a few years for it to rot away on its own. As said- use a spade bit on a drill- drill a few holes down from the top as deep as you can. Either use the stump killer product, or a broad spectrum herbicide (Roundup, Weed & Grass killer, Brush Killer A, etc)

Take the undiluted product, add equal amount of water, teaspoon dish detergent (aids in penetration). Use a disposable paint brush- paint leaves of growing vegetation, and do not be sloppy- stuff kills anything green. Pour mix into holes that you drilled.
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Drill some holes in it then spray it good with roundup
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Drill a giant hole and fill with tannerite
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OK, what kind of tree is it and how big is the stump?

You might get away with using Roundup mixed with Turflon herbicides (Roundup is a non-selective herbicide and Turflon is a broad-leaf specific herbicide. The combination is cheaper and more effective on broad leaf plants). Spray it directly on the leaves of the sprouts growing from the root crown. If the first application does not kill it then let the sprouts grow out and leaf out full. You want a lot of leaf area and apply the herbicide liberally to all leaf surfaces for maximum effectiveness. Be careful not to let it drip or run off as much as you can to prevent other plants from being affected. Once the spray dries it is not going to affect other plants.

That being said, I never use any of these products anywhere near my food gardens.
Also use a paintbrush to paint the Roundup around the top of the stump along the edge where the bark is. The layer of wood just under the bark is what generates the new shoots.
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Also use a paintbrush to paint the Roundup around the top of the stump along the edge where the bark is. The layer of wood just under the bark is what generates the new shoots.
Good advice, I would add that before you do this cut a couple of inches off of the main tree trunk if you can to expose fresh wood. the layer underneath the bark (cambium layer) is what transports all of the nutrients and water in the tree. Some food (produced by photosynthesis in the leaves) is carried down into the roots via the cambium. If the tree was first cut down some time ago this layer will heal over which is why you need to cut it freshly again before applying the herbicide.

Now, the explosives route would be the most fun by far!
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Also use a paintbrush to paint the Roundup around the top of the stump along the edge where the bark is. The layer of wood just under the bark is what generates the new shoots.
The bark is absolutely where the new sprouts are coming from.
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Not sure what kind of tree it was but here is a pic of the stump. I just cut the new growth off of it less than a week ago and look how many have grown back. I live in a very populated area, so shooting it or blowing it up is out of the question.


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Pics didn't come through
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