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RE: Poplar suckers

Subject: RE: Poplar suckers
From: oldoaktree@xxxxxxxxx.net
Date: Aug 02 2021 10:17:52
When I used to do a proper job one of the most enjoyable ones was working out 
on the mosses removing trees and killing them off.

For the really big trees it is hard to get enough Glyphosoate to the areas 
where it is really going to be effective, around the cambium. Most products 
had an on label advice for treating stumps and IIRC most talked about 2ml of 
neat 360 (the strong stuff) per 10cm diameter.

We had to be very careful working on SSSIs so if a lot of the nasty was going 
on a stump we would score a little indent around the stump close to the 
cambium and this would safely hold the nasty till it had been chomped up.

You must do this immediately after felling though no more than half an hour.

Cheers

Dave



-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of "Rupert Baker"
Sent: 02 August 2021 11:08
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Poplar suckers

Hi Jonathan,
Don’t do it!!
Ringbarking he tree will encourage massive growth of suckers!
  Do what Jim suggests - stem injection using a cordless drill, drilling 
holes around base, squirt in neat roundup, plug holes.  I'm not BASIS 
certificated, so cannot advise on quantities etc, but it'll depend on the 
size of the tree.  I can pass on a colleague's contact details if you need to 
know more re quantities etc.
Atb
Rupert

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Jonathan Hazell
Sent: 02 August 2021 10:28
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Poplar suckers

Morning all,

I'm looking at a site where a neighbour's mature hybrid poplar (some 5m from 
the boundary) is damaging the car park surface by root expansion.

One option would be to remove the tree, but how to prevent the remnant root
mass from suckering?   Is the idea to ring-bark the tree so that it "dies
naturally" and then remove the dead standing tree?

Thanks as ever,

Jonathan

Jonathan Hazell
07501 XXXXXX
jhazell.com



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