QI had a tree cut down two years ago and left the stump in situ. However, it is shooting up everywhere. I keep cutting the branches but more keep coming up. Is there something I can put on it?


AYes, apply a stump-killing herbicide to the shoots when you cut them. You can use a general herbicide that kills all vegetation, or look for a special tree stump and root killer.

You need something that contains glyphosate or trichlopyr – these will enter the tree’s system and be taken down to the roots to kill them. It may take repeated applications for this to work, but stick with it.