Can you kill a tree stump with poison?
People often ask me if you can kill a tree stump with poison. The answer is yes. Although it is not the best way, it can be used in some situations. The best way to remove a tree stump is to use a tree stump grinder, with an operator is normally the best option. However, there are occasions when there is poor access to the garden or the stump is in a particularly awkward place, and a grinder machine cannot access the tree stump. In this case, poisoning may be the answer. It’s not the ideal, but it will stop your tree stump from growing again.
I normally use glyphosate to kill the tree stump. This is ideally carried out when the tree is freshly cut. The best way to apply the poison is to either drill multiple holes in the tree stump or cut some slits with a chainsaw which will enable the poison to be applied. Apply the poison as directed by the product guidelines. After applying the poison, cover the tree stump with black polythene which will keep the tree stump dry and allow the poison to work best. This should stop the tree stump growing any more and it should be dead within 3 to 4 weeks.
If you would like me to poison your tree stump or if you just require more information or advice, please feel free to give me a call on (07971) 648879 I would be pleased to answer any of your questions that you may have.
You can also purchase various tree stump killers online, here are a few links that may help you.