How to kill a Holly Tree

How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby sb1234 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:26 pm

If I fell a Holly tree to ground level will it die, and if not how would I go about killing a Holly tree.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby MacadamB53 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:59 pm

Hi,

is google not working?

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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby sb1234 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:52 pm

Have googled it and it says they can grow back and are hard to kill. Very sorry for thinking I would get some sort of advice but hey never mind. :roll:
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby arborlad » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:59 pm

sb1234 wrote:If I fell a Holly tree to ground level will it die,.



No.




and if not how would I go about killing a Holly tree



This is usually asked when the tree in question isn't owned by the questioner.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby MacadamB53 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:04 am

sb1234 wrote:Have googled it and it says they can grow back and are hard to kill. Very sorry for thinking I would get some sort of advice but hey never mind. :roll:

Hi sb1234,

sorry for being curt - it was in jest...

holly is very resilient.

a general tip for killing a tree is to drill multiple holes in it's stump and fill them with weedkiller (eg "Roundup").

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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby arsie » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:23 am

Simple saline solution introduced around the roots can kill. Google: salt tree root killer.

edit: be careful, salt water has a bad effect on all plants. The sodium and chlorine ions block normal chemical processes and it is as if the plans die of thirst. A bit like (but not the same as) humans who drink salt water do not benefit from it.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby sb1234 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:01 am

arborlad wrote:
sb1234 wrote:If I fell a Holly tree to ground level will it die,.








and if not how would I go about killing a Holly tree



This is usually asked when the tree in question isn't owned by the questioner.


They are my trees and believe me I would never kill a tree that is not on my land, I have two Holly trees in the back garden and we would like to put decking there that's all.

Thanks to all replies will cut to ground level and put weed killer on it.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby arborlad » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:16 am

I've always had good results with this: http://www.vitax.co.uk/home-garden/sbk- ... od-killer/
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby arsie » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:32 am

You don't need to use expensive weed killer though arborlad's looks promising. Tree stumps are tough to kill. My research (and experience) is, rock salt solution in the roots is cheap and effective. Mac's idea of drilling and injecting is good.

See e.g. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/saltwater-kill-tree-stump-91261.html and there are many other sources.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby Mojisola » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:27 pm

Cut the stump to about 4ft, dig round the base and expose the roots, cut through them, remove stump.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby despair » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:59 pm

what diameter is the trunk of the holly tree ?

because they are pretty easy to dig or rock out of the soil
best to cut down to 3ft and then expose roots and rock until you have cut all the roots and removed the tree
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby Treeman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Mojisola wrote:Cut the stump to about 4ft, dig round the base and expose the roots, cut through them, remove stump.



Then stand looking at it wondering WTF you are going to do with this great horrid lump of root and soil.

Or Google stump busters
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby sb1234 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:58 pm

despair wrote:what diameter is the trunk of the holly tree ?

because they are pretty easy to dig or rock out of the soil
best to cut down to 3ft and then expose roots and rock until you have cut all the roots and removed the tree


One is split comprising of two main stems with diameters of 6 and 7cm, the other is roughly the same just hired a tree surgeon as he will remove both next Tuesday. Once again thank you for the replies.
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby despair » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:10 pm

more money than sense then

that's hardly a big tree and w2ould not take much effort to remove
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Re: How to kill a Holly Tree

Postby arborlad » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:54 pm

sb1234 wrote:............. just hired a tree surgeon as he will remove both next Tuesday. Once again thank you for the replies.



What's his intention for the stump?
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