Elm shooters

Asked July 3, 2013, 5:06 AM EDT

Help! I have several elm shoots in my yard some have been cut down but new shoots grow from the stumps. I have dug up several and laid root kill but the still come back. Any ideas?

trees and shrubs elm horticulture

1 Response

There are only two ways to get rid of spouts coming up from roots, dig them out or treat them with a herbicide. If the spouts are coming from a desirable tree using a herbicide could injure the tree.