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Re: how to get rid of a tree?

Jesse Bell wrote:
> that place.  Anyway..back to the tree.  I talked to the owner and he showed
> me a product (can't remember the name of it).  He said to get a power drill,
> go drill some holes in it and pour this stuff down the stump.  It rotted the
> tree, roots and all.  Took about 2 weeks to see anything but after a while
> it started oozing this foamy stuff and the tree turned kind spongy feeling,
> then rotted off.  Ask a garden center for something like that.  It works.
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
Possibly Potassium nitrate (KNO3) ? I remember my father
maybe 50 years ago doing this to a large tree stump, and have
tried it myself with good effect on a small stump (minus
the oozing).
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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