How to Get Rid of Sumac Trees

Asked July 22, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT

How can I get rid of sumac trees? Is there something I can use that will just destroy sumac but not destroy my periwinkle and other ground covers that are around it? I am a homeowner and do not have a pesticide license. Thank you!

Carbon County Pennsylvania

1 Response

One way to kill a tree is to cut down the top and then paint concentrated glyphosate (sold as roundup) on the cut and cover it with a plastic bag. The tree will suck the herbicide down into the roots and kill the plant.