sycamore trees

Laurence Harkin asked 14 years ago

I’ve cut down an old sycamore tree. How do I get rid of the roots? I’m afraid to pull them out in case they are too extensive and undermine the garage or garden wall

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Sycamore will sprout again from a cut stump.

If you want to kill it, you should drill holes every 10cm around the edge of the stump and insert a teaspoon of undiluted Roundup in each, plugging the hole to prevent rain washing out the chemical.

It is quite safe and very effective and usually one application is sufficient. Repeat if there is re-growth or treat the re-growth.

The roots will rot when they are dead.