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buckaroo

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:44 pm Reply with quote

We are chopping down and having around 12 large leylandii removed

Whats the easiest way of killing the roots? poisoning them?

If so, Is there anything off the shelf to poison them, and is there a simple way of digging out the roots?

Thanks for any help..
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Deluks

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:16 pm Reply with quote

Once cut down they will not regrow. You can get stump grinding companies in to deal with the stumps. Will take about 20 minutes per stump, most tree surgeons provide this as an additional service. You can also hire the machine yourself but not recommended if you haven't used one before, and you will need the PPE as they are noisy, dirty and potentially dangerous.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:00 pm Reply with quote

and very heavy, with a knack to using them. get a pro in, they normally charge by the inch for the stump removal.
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Emilio01

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:18 am Reply with quote

Why there is a need for chopping down such a wonderful tree. People used to strive to get planted one hedging plants at their backyard, as it increases the beauty of the house and also provides a great security and safety for the house. You can hire some tree service personnel to dig out the roots rather than poisoning them of your own.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:49 pm Reply with quote

Depending on size of trees and space around, they can be pulled over, roots and all.

I've removed many trees with a Land Rover and winch.
A chain about 2 metres high around the tree. You might have to anchor the Land Rover to another tree.
See this recent thread:
http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=237700
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tigsmom

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:30 pm Reply with quote

Emilio01 wrote:
Why there is a need for chopping down such a wonderful tree. People used to strive to get planted one hedging plants at their backyard, as it increases the beauty of the house and also provides a great security and safety for the house. You can hire some tree service personnel to dig out the roots rather than poisoning them of your own.


Unfortunately Emilio, beautiful they are but only when planted in the right place and regularly trimmed. When I bought my house the first thing to go from the garden was the huge neglected Leylandi which was bigger than the house, blocked the sunlight and overshadowed and killed the lawn and plants. I still have the stump and was wondering what to do with it (I was hoping it would just rot but it's taking a bit too long!) so I am grateful for this topic.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:41 am Reply with quote

Yea, mine was that height but not quite as wide. If only they'd just trimmed it at 7' high. They do cut out a lot of light (we put patio doors in once we'd cut ours down to soak up the new found sunlight!). Am I right in thinking the roots aren't as big as other trees though?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:48 am Reply with quote

Before I pulled over my first Leylandi I was advised that the roots are 'shallower' than other trees, and that's what I found in practice. Hence Leylandi do pull over quite easily.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:45 am Reply with quote

The mrs got me to grind out and dig up 15 leylandii stumps about five years ago and I am still aching to this day. I've had to pay an orthopaedic surgeon more money to fix me up than it would have cost to have it done properly in the first place. This is a job for a strong man, a young man, pay whatever they want, don't do it yourself, you will end up regretting it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:14 am Reply with quote

Emilio01 wrote:
Why there is a need for chopping down such a wonderful tree.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 pm Reply with quote

Thats 'about' 16 trees too - not one ! I wouldn't put one in a garden that size ...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:48 pm Reply with quote

From my own experience, if you are happy to leave them they will rot down underground and after about 3 years you can dig them out easily.
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