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Revenge of the Paulownia Tree

I recently had a paulownia tree clump of three trunks removed from near my house. I cut them down because one trunk had fallen in a storm and the other 2 became unstable, threatening to fall on the house. Within a short time, many shoots began popping up from the roots of the trees. These shoots grew with amazing speed. So I had the stump ground out but the shoots keep coming up with a vengance, sometimes growing 6-8 inches a day! I have sprayed them with herbacide to no avail. Is there any way to kill these roots once and for all?

Maryland trees and shrubs invasive paulownia tree removal paulownia tree suckers empress tree horticulture Posted over 7 years ago