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easiest way to get rid of dead tree

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southeastastra Tue 02-Sep-08 10:54:50

my poor evergreen has gone completely orange, something has killed it. it's only about 5 years old do i just chop it down or do i have to dig out the roots and all

FlightAttendent Tue 02-Sep-08 10:56:39

If tis dead, the roots will be fine - you could drill into the stump and put poisonous stuff or salt inside, that usually helps but if already dead it shouldn't start to grow again.

I wouldn't plant anything else there for a while thouhg depending on what took it out iyswim.

callmeovercautious Tue 02-Sep-08 10:59:02

How big is it?

Chop it down and drill holes into the stump so water can get in. Next spring it should have started to rot so will be easier to dig out. It may take longer but if it is everygreen likely to be soft wood I think.

I have done this with a few over the past couple of years.

Alternatively get a spade and a saw and get digging grin

southeastastra Tue 02-Sep-08 11:01:01

ok thanks sounds easy, it's only about 4 ft, nothing else surrounding it has died

popacatapetl Tue 02-Sep-08 13:43:00

We had a whole row of conifers chopped down and the garden chappie said that there was no real need to drill down and fill with stuff cos it would disintegrate anyway being soft wood

callmeovercautious Tue 02-Sep-08 20:48:45

If it was only 4' I would have a go at digging it out tbh. At least you can then use the space again.

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