Recent Topics
4L80E to Allison filter conversion
by P10crew - 10/20/19 09:03 PM
Pickles and gardenia
by 53' Stude - 10/20/19 09:00 PM
Weird Electrical Problems Due To Bad Ground.
by RayCJ - 10/20/19 08:59 PM
ECOGARD X 4610 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 10/20/19 08:23 PM
FRAM ULTRA 7317 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 10/20/19 08:17 PM
Easy to use free video editor
by Rat407 - 10/20/19 08:11 PM
Best budget tire for 2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE
by Dogred08 - 10/20/19 07:51 PM
Latest on SSD, HDD and USB Drives?
by JHZR2 - 10/20/19 07:43 PM
Oxy Clean On Leather Seats...WoW
by Warstud - 10/20/19 07:22 PM
Winter street biking
by CourierDriver - 10/20/19 06:47 PM
Fram Ultra or Mobil 1 for Jeep JK?
by SkipCam - 10/20/19 06:42 PM
Supertech 5QT Cardboard Thingy
by Gebo - 10/20/19 06:36 PM
Castrol sold in Canada, made in Canada.
by Snagglefoot - 10/20/19 05:35 PM
Brawny 200 pack cleaning towel, pack of 10, 15$
by Audios - 10/20/19 05:18 PM
I'll go first...
by Mad_Hatter - 10/20/19 05:16 PM
E85 Experiment
by kstanf150 - 10/20/19 05:11 PM
Rockauto Closeout Parts
by 92saturnsl2 - 10/20/19 04:47 PM
Volvo dealer cautions against ATF change. Ever.
by Silvertone2000 - 10/20/19 04:09 PM
Thanks Mr. critic!
by Chris142 - 10/20/19 03:23 PM
New struts don't have slotted holes
by 92saturnsl2 - 10/20/19 02:37 PM
Newest Members
whizznbyu, Oildude, JDVW2019, Carlos40A, GeraldT
69624 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
102 registered members (53' Stude, 2x, 2015_PSD, 2010Civic, 4WD, 8 invisible), 2,019 guests, and 24 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics296,240
Posts5,094,077
Members69,622
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
How to kill single tree only without harming others? #5213411 09/15/19 02:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 825
E
Ed_Flecko Offline OP
OP Offline
E
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 825
I have this, what I call, "weed" tree that I'm trying to kill that was about 20-25' tall...before I cut off the branches!

smile

Now, I'm left with about six (6) sawed off branches about 6' tall. I want to kill this tree only so maybe in a year or so, the roots have loosed enough that I can either dig it out or use a cable come-along to pull the branches out by the roots.

On one side of the tree, about 6' away, is a palm tree and on the other side, about 6' away, is a pine tree. I want to kill this tree only without harming the health of the other two trees.

I'm thinking of making fresh cuts on the remaining 6 branches and then immediately painting some sort of herbicide, etc., on the cuts so the tree sucks the chemical back to its roots and kills it?

Suggestions on how best to kill this pesky tree?

Thank you,
Ed


K-9s teach the suspect that if you run...you'll only be arrested tired.

Support YOUR local law enforcement K-9 Unit!

https://www.ssdk9.com/
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213421 09/15/19 02:14 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,500
B
bullwinkle Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,500
I've killed weed trees by cutting 2 inches deep, all the way around the trunk-that cuts off nutrient flow to the upper part of the tree, it dies, then start cutting off the dead branches, then the trunk, down to the ground. Takes a year or two, though.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213430 09/15/19 02:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,535
B
billt460 Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,535
Pound a solid copper "nail" into the trunk about a foot above ground level. You can make one out of a piece of 3/8" or so diameter copper bar stock.

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213443 09/15/19 02:26 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,081
D
doitmyself Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,081
Garlon (triclopyr) ester in diesel fuel. Cut the stumps near the ground and paint the stump with the mixture. It will be absorbed by the cambium layer and kill the roots. I believe Ortho has a product with Triclopyr.

Tordon RTU will also get the job done.

There is always the very slight risk that trees of similar species close together can have root grafts and the pesticide will translocate into the other tree. This shouldn't be a problem with different species trees, but be careful. Follow directions. More is not better.

Google Cut stump treatment: I.E.,
https://mdc.mo.gov/blogs/more-quail/are-you-using-right-cut-stump-herbicide
https://cals.arizona.edu/extension/ornamentalhort/landscapemgmt/prunning/cutstump.pdf .....talks about root flashback


Glyphosate hasn't worked as well for me in this application. Plus, it causes cancer in California shrug


Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213522 09/15/19 03:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,798
J
JLTD Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,798
Why don't you just cut it down? With poison/herbicide, you risk the other trees as well.


I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 154k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 60k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213535 09/15/19 04:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 435
F
Fawteen Offline
Offline
F
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 435
You can't just cut it flush and then grind the stumps? Should be pretty simple, and a stump grinder will make short work of whatever you can't get with your chainsaw.


2014 Silverado
2014 Equinox
1972 Olds 442 Convertible
1918 Model T
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: billt460] #5213593 09/15/19 05:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,217
M
maxdustington Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,217
Originally Posted by billt460
Pound a solid copper "nail" into the trunk about a foot above ground level. You can make one out of a piece of 3/8" or so diameter copper bar stock.
I thought you hammered a copper pipe in the tree and filled it with dish soap.


97 GMC RCLB K2500LD L30/4L60
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213594 09/15/19 05:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 825
E
Ed_Flecko Offline OP
OP Offline
E
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 825
I certainly *might* just cut it down, especially if I'm not comfortable that an herbicide won't harm my nearby trees.The Tordon Herbicide that "doitmyself" suggested above sounds promising, so I think I'll research that more and see if that might, safely, do what I want.

Ed


K-9s teach the suspect that if you run...you'll only be arrested tired.

Support YOUR local law enforcement K-9 Unit!

https://www.ssdk9.com/
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213597 09/15/19 05:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 120
D
Dadillac Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 120
I was told by a landscaper that if you debark a complete ring around the trunk the tree will dies quickly. Not sure if true as I have never done it.

Don

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213614 09/15/19 05:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,453
4WD Online Confused
Online Confused
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 10,453
Six deep 1/2 holes at 45 degrees around the trunk ... use a 6 ounce super syringe to fill holes with Round Up daily

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Dadillac] #5213690 09/15/19 07:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,897
C
Cujet Online Content
Online Content
C
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,897
Originally Posted by Dadillac
I was told by a landscaper that if you debark a complete ring around the trunk the tree will dies quickly. Not sure if true as I have never done it.

Don


That method does not work on melaluca trees (also called paper-bark or tea-tree oil trees)


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213740 09/15/19 08:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,521
B
Blaze Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,521
I cut down some willows at ground level and then drilled holes in the stump. Poured 25% Triclopyr down the holes. Nearby trees are fine and willows dead. Willows can be pesky sometimes because of the roots but so far all is good.

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5213835 09/15/19 09:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 499
P
P10crew Online Content
Online Content
P
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 499
Ed I swear the dude in the shop next to me single handedly kills a single tree every week. Every time I see him in the shop he is constantl running back and fourth to the printer.
If you want to chemically Kill a tree it’s very easy. Pramatol

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: maxdustington] #5214007 09/16/19 05:37 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,535
B
billt460 Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 6,535
Originally Posted by maxdustington
Originally Posted by billt460
Pound a solid copper "nail" into the trunk about a foot above ground level. You can make one out of a piece of 3/8" or so diameter copper bar stock.
I thought you hammered a copper pipe in the tree and filled it with dish soap.

Never heard about the dish soap part of it. But a copper pipe will certainly work..... If you can get it into the trunk. Depending what kind of wood the tree is. Copper pipe can easily bend and collapse when pounded with a hammer, because it is so soft.

Re: How to kill single tree only without harming others? [Re: Ed_Flecko] #5214332 09/16/19 12:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,798
J
JLTD Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,798
I think we need pictures of the offender and the innocents next door.


I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 154k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 60k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™