Killing the roots of a China Berry tree

Asked June 9, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

What is the best way to kill the roots of a China Berry tree that was cut down last year? The tree cutters assured me that the tree was cut low enough that it wouldn't sprout again. Currently it is shooting out sprouts like crazy. What is the best way to stop this?

Bexar County Texas

1 Response

Hi,

Either be persistent in cutting the root sprouts out until they have used up their energy reserves or consider carefully brushing on a brush herbicide on the new sprouts with a paint brush, wick device or sponge.

Good luck!

David