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Killing Tree Stumps with Roundup

The herbicide Roundup is a manufacturer trade name for the chemical glyphosate. Roundup comes in several different application strengths. Tree stumps left untreated will grow sprouts around the outer layer of the stump. While the sprouts can be removed by a mechanical means, using a hand axe, it will not kill the underground roots. The best time to apply Roundup to the stump is immediately after the tree has been cut down. If the stump has dried out, you may want to create fresh wounds along the outer topside of the stump with a hand axe.

Roundup super concentrate
Rubber gloves
Hand sprayer

Follow all safety and handling instructions printed on the label of the Roundup container.

Wear the rubber gloves to keep the chemical from coming into contact with your hands and skin.

Pour the chemical, full strength, from the container into the hand sprayer.

Clean the stump surface of all excess sawdust. The sawdust will prohibit the chemical from entering into the tree stump.

Wet the outer edges of the tree stump with the full strength Roundup herbicide. Concentrate the spray near the bark section on the topside of the stump as the inner portion of the tree stump is already dead.

Words to the Wise:
Avoid over spray or spillage of the herbicide as the chemical will kill most all green plants.
Do not apply the herbicide if rain is in the forecast as the excessive moisture will weaken the chemical and may cause unwanted runoff to other areas of vegetation.