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Hi people,

 

Went out to look at what I thought was going to be a fairly big job a few days ago and it turns out it’s not and not really a job I’m interested in.

 

However I have let the lady I quoted for know I will get back to her with some advice on the mater.

 

She has moved in to a house and there was an old stump from a tree of heaven at the back of the garden. The stump has respouted and there a loads of little shoots growing up over her garden. I’ve said I will cut the stump down lower and pall the shooting saplings out but I can’t grind it as access is impossible unless you have a saw grinder attachment (not buying one for this job).

 

She is concerned that it is going to keep coming back and her plan is to through a load of rubble (2ft deep) over the whole garden but won’t do this if the shoots are going to come up through.

 

My questions are how likely is it to push through 2ft of rubble and if it will how do you kill it off? If you can. I never realised it would be this Resilient and I’m guessing is kind of like bamboo in this respect.

 

I’m not going to get in to excavating the garden because at the end of the day it’s not what I do but I would like to come back to her with some advice.

 

Pictures for reference. Thanks guys.

 

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or Timberel ( I know its been removed from the market)

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I have the same tree in garden its no problem suckers just get mowed so hardly even notice them/they haven't spread much & iv'e left  some suckers that  have grown to turn into new trees   (the orginal tree died a few ys back.) Also potted several up fot other people.

 

 

Personally if it was my garden i'd just  let some grow to hide that eyesore rubbish & just trim the rest down.

 

 

 

If you want to get rid of completely could remove tidy rubbish/rubble  then cut mow or strim area like lawn & repeat. Or use a shed load of chemicals 🤬

Eradication may be tricky though & take several yrs.

 

Maybe swerve this job as not worth the hassle.

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...'her plan is to through a load of rubble (2ft deep) over the whole garden'... 😲

 

Ecoplugs in the stump.

 

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I know this as stags horn, rhus typhina. The thing throws suckers up and spreads if you let it. They are easily mowed down or pulled up. It’s not my favourite tree by far, but it does change it leaves colour in the autumn 

 

edit, apita to get rid of by pulling up mowing, but time is what it takes. 

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I know this as stags horn, rhus typhina. The thing throws suckers up and spreads if you let it. They are easily mowed down or pulled up. It’s not my favourite tree by far, but it does change it leaves colour in the autumn 
 
edit, apita to get rid of by pulling up mowing, but time is what it takes. 

Yep staghorn. Quite pretty and stays small. Pull it out. Next spring anything showing pull it out.

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spot treat it with glyphosate and repeat every year until its gone. There is only so much stored energy available in the root system, once this is depleted, it dies

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