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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Bodd, 2 May 2020.

  1. Bodd

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    Hello Gardener's

    I chopped down my Eucalyptus tree because it was so big. More the problem was the rootes I was scared they would get to the foundations.
    So it's chopped.

    But now I see small spouts.

    Does this mean I still have to worry about the rootes
     
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    Cut out the centre of the tree then start a fire and let it burn itself down.

    Andy
     
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    Good idea Andy. I might burn the garden fence the next door and my house.

    We don't all have gardens as big as yours
     
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    I wish I had a big garden, I'm sure there is a thread on here about gardens.

    Who's got the biggest garden, go on make me jealous.

    Andy
     
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    But you have a double garage....
     
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    If you keep chopping the greenery it'll eventually die. That burning thing really doesn't work, it'll take ages and several fires. If you properly want rid then dig it out, which is hard work but quite satisfying, or hire a stump grinder.
     
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    Its more the roots that bother me. I love the Eucalyptus. Will they get to the foundations 6 m away.
     
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    The way shown in the video is slow. ( lighting a flame near an un-capped can of kerosene is not sensible )

    Using charcoal and blown air is much faster.

    It can burn out a 6 inch square gate post in a day, fiddly but avoids having to dig when the bottom of the post has swollen preventing it from being pulled up out of the hole
     
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    I think I’ve probably got one of the smallest. I’d like a big garden and then I wouldn’t have to get in the car to go to my allotment!
     
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    as in Lady's garden ?
    makes you wonder what mottie is on about - an affair???
     
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    @nickjb is right if you want it gone now. To dig it out I would have left it taller, to allow more leverage when pulling it to-and-fro. A tree can be held in place by surprising few, and small, roots. Once the main ones have been cut the best option is rocking it back-and-forth to snap the rest.

    If you just want to stop it regrowing, especially the roots, then you can use a stump killer. AFAIUI the only ones permitted for domestic use are glyphosate based.

    Ordinary glyphosate based herbicides are no good, they are (IIRC) c. 10g/L. You can much more concentrated versions such as
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roundup-Tree-Stump-Weedkiller-250ml/dp/B01BY4FFPK
    which are 360g/L. The instructions for that say to water it down to water it down to 36 (or) 72 g/L when using it as a stump killer which seems a bit odd to me.

    You can also get special 'capsules'
    https://www.pitchcare.com/shop/prof...plug-max-tree-stump-killer-100-plug-pack.html
    https://www.frjonesandson.co.uk/products/ecoplug-max-100-pack/#
    of glyphosate at an even higher concentration. You drill a 13mm hole of the right depth, put the capsule in and tap it down. This releases the glyphosate and seals the hole.

    Those links are for 100 capsules. I have seen people (mostly on ebay I think) selling smaller quantities.

    Using glyphosate will kill the stump & roots, it will not remove the stump. Over time, i.e. a number of years, the roots will rot and then it will be much easier to remove the stump. I killed some ash(?) trees that were 4-5" in diameter and after 7 years the roots were completely gone - I leant on one stump and it gave way, the others I rocked back-and-forth by hand and they came out.
     
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    Thanks for your replys. The tree once stood at about 15M. What I should have asked is will the roots grow at the same rate now that it's just a stump, as when it was 15m high.


    I don't mind it sprouting I'll just control from now on... Its the roots I'm worried about
     
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    They are pretty chunky
     
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