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how to kill a elderberry tree

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we have a elderberry tree growing out the top of a stone wall and the roots are starting to break apart the wall, how can we kill it without pulling down the wall if possible.



cut the stem off as close to the wall as possible and then 'paint' the stump with something like skb or is it sbk? brush wood and stump killer.

21 Apr, 2009


Just painting with Systemic Brushwood Killer will not be enough. Drill a hole in the stump, fill it up with neat SBK , plug it with putty. Within a year the whole stump and roots will be dead.

21 Apr, 2009


thanks drbob, i knew painting wasnt enough i just couldnt remember what else to do. I seem to remember mixing it with old cooking oil and using it into saw cuts on an elderberry. thats the beauty of this site isnt it. so much help available.

22 Apr, 2009

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