Tree Stump Removal

Pat Cummins asked 13 years ago

I have a number of native trees in my garden which are about 10 years old. Some are getting a little large and I want to remove them before it becomes a specialist job. Do I need to dig out the stumps when I have cut the trees down? Also if I leave the smaller branches from the felled trees to rot away among the remaining trees will this spread disease? The trees are beech, oak and scots pine.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
If you cut down trees, young can kill the stumps of those that re-sprout by using Roundup. SOme do not re-sprout, such as pine. The cut branches just rot down after a time and are not a source of disease as such as it is mostly break-down fungi that attack them and these are generally not pathogenic on growing trees.