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RE: how to get rid of a tree?

Donna: Are you sure this is not a black walnut sapling???? They are
tenacious and will return to growing even when you think you've chopped
off every part of that plant you can...stump rotting chemicals are the
only way to go if the sapling has gotten big enough that you can't dig
the whole root out. Squirrels are forever and a day planting these for
me in my gardens and I have to be very vigilant about pulling them as
soon as I spot them.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Sun 07/27, Donna  < justme@prairieinet.net > wrote:
From: Donna  [mailto: justme@prairieinet.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 16:43:26 -0500
Subject: [CHAT] how to get rid of a tree?

I would like to get rid of a tree. I have been trying for 4 years,
but<br>it is still there :( Looking for hints and suggestions of
accomplishing<br>this. <br><br>Year one, I tried to dig it out... dug a
five ft hole, thought I got it<br>all... came back year two.<br><br>Year
two, tried round up in the spring. Although the leaves died off and<br>I
chopped it back to ground level in the fall.. came back year
three<br><br>Year three, attempted to keep trimmed so no leaf/branch was
on it for<br>more than a few hours, once again chopping it to ground
level in the<br>fall thinking it was dead.... came back year
four<br><br>Year four... gave up, thought if you want to live that bad,
ok.... it is<br>already 5 ft high- Yipes!<br><br>I think it is an
Ailanthus altissima, but might not be.... Since this is<br>the first
year I let it grow, have no idea if gets a fruit or berry or<br>flower
or fall colors or anything.... what you see in the photo's is all<br>I
know...<br><br>Here are a f

ew pictures:<br>http://illianagardenpond.org/tree1.jpg<br><br>


am I right on the species? Maybe it is a pecan or smooth sumac? I<br>am
not waiting another year to figure it out...it has to go---How do
I<br>kill it? I noticed one popped up in another area about 40 ft
away...<br>need to get this under control...now! Bad enough I have one
of these...<br>now I have two!<br><br>Donna<br>Where it is raining once
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