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tree stumps


sunnystaines

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after cutting down a tree what is the best thing to paint over the stump to prevent future re growth?

i was thinking of weed killer or creosole, have been told to try bleach.

any advice please.

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Aitchbee

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My neighbour constructed a square concrete casing around and over a small tree stump in his garden near his house ... it's now painted white and used as a seat or table.

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marvin42

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Drill vertical holes as deep as you can and pour in copper sulphate solution. If you can't get copper sulphate, there are brands available like round-up. Be aware of the children/pet warning.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Get some sticks of dynamite a blow the thing up. LOL. Saw that on TV the other day. I expect it is quite impractical but what fun if you could.

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Chronos the 2nd

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a = and

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Jock1e

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Paint some bitchumen over it that should stop it.

That should stop any moisture from getting into it and stop it from growing.

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Jock1e

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Oops sorry thought that you had already cut the roots so ignore last answer.

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john bunyan

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Hire a man with a stump grinder or a digger to drag out the whole root. Well worth it.

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spuds

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Removing tree stumps is a very sore point with me at present. I have a problem with the local council and one of their tenant's regarding a series of tree's placed alongside a fence that I have on a property I own. The tree's have caused damage to my property and fencing.

Due to the practices undertaken, the tree's were removed (cut down) from ground level, and it was promised that some form of chemicals would be used to kill the roots, due to the difficulty in 'digging out'. Now it would seem, the council are taking no further action, because on the advice of their Parks Department, "the roots would die naturally and cause no further harm".

It was also mentioned that using chemicals "might or will" damage other 'plant life' in the area, and this apparently is not acceptable to damage growing items?.

Once again, its battle stations between the council and myself, and a situation I could do well without.

Regarding getting a professional firm with a stump grinder, then in most cases they only grind to surface level, and the tree stump remains stay intact and at ground or slightly below ground level. Unless the stump is higher, and you decide to make the remains into a table/seat or such like, as Aitchbee neighbour as done!.

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Pine Man

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You can hire stump grinders from tool hire companies. I have done this and ground the stumps to about 12 inches below ground level quite easily.

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woodchip

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Holes in it at the top then some Diesel in it. That kills the roots

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