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Old 06-25-2014, 06:22 AM
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bradford pears


I had a 5 year old bradford pear tree break off low on the trunk, a neighbor was nice enough to come over cut up what remainded of the tree, dispose of the branches and cut the trunk off at ground level. Since then its sent out all these starts, I've clipped them off, mowed them down and/or covered them with an old piece of carpet in an attempt to kill it.....they keep coming back!

Now i realize we're all plant lovers here....but how do I kill this thing, its worse then a weed!

Its either that or I'm gonna have the shortest bradford pear tree in Missouri.....
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:32 AM
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they to try and pour straight epsom salts on it and make a few holes around different places and pour the epsom salts in and then pour water in behind it and that will kill the stump
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:10 AM
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Just have someone come and remove the stump or do it yourself, drill holes down in the stump and one good sized one let it dry out some and set it on fire down in the big hole. Use an accelerant if you need to preferably one that will stick to the wood and not evaporate to get it going well enough to last and burn for a long time. The smaller holes provide air to help the fire burn. It shouldn't be a big fire just one that burns steady. There maybe other ways to burn out stumps but I don't figure you want to use explosives, hehe. At least with a small fire you can always out it out if you need to and do it again at another time. You might want to check with tree/stump removal companies locally first just to see what they charge though if you want it done fast cause it may take burning it several times to get all the roots.
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I had a very tough stump to deal with once....but a simple cup of salt watered down into the middle of it, killed it within a day and it came up easy for me.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:14 AM
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Hey, that's a good one holly. Never heard that one before.
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i heard to use epsom salts and pour it in and then pour water and that will kill the stump also
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:50 PM
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Salt in the stump does work!! Amazingly well!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:13 PM
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Epsom salts are good for plants, its just natural minerals that get washed away with watering and rain. I feed my stuff Epsom salts on a pretty regular basis and their growing and blooming amazing well.
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Yes, salt really does work....if you want it dead and gone for good. I'm not talking about Epsom salts though....I mean good old fashioned table salt.


If you're trying to dig up a stump and it won't come out no matter what you do....salt is your answer. Once you kill the roots, they will let go and stop grabbing hold of the earth. The stump will come up with ease.


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Old 06-26-2014, 06:15 AM
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Lol, ....

Thanks for all the advice, I got mt drill out and a 1/2 inch wood bit, now all i need is the salt.......

keep your fingers crossed...
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Drilling isn't necessary and it's just extra work for nothing. Just water in the table salt and the stump is done.
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