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    Quote Originally Posted by balhanapi View Post
    I have a can of linseed oil sitting around, I can definately use it. Will it kill the tree?
    You want to kill the tree.......... right???


    Quote Originally Posted by balhanapi View Post
    I was told by a friend that if I don't take care of the stump then the roots will keep growing and may cause problems like get to the foundation etc. Don't know how true it is..

    Not true........ Cutting the tree down ended that issue. The
    roots will rot from outer regions inward until it stops with
    shoots.

    Just curious......... why do you want the stump??
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Just curious......... why do you want the stump??
    He could be getting ready to run for public office.
    Chuck Norris has a grizzly bear carpet in his room. The bear isn't dead it is just afraid to move.

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    Yes I want to kill it and preserve it. It is about 12 inches off the ground.
    It looks nice and it is on a slope so it will help with keeping the soil in place.

    and no I am not running for anything

    Thanks Iddee!!

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    I have several elm stumps I cut to bench height
    and they are dandy at that.

    I just kept killing off the shoots and in a couple
    years they stopped. No chemicals.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    I doubt if you will see many new shoots if it was a mature maple you took down. We never had any shoots come up after our trees were cut down, two of them were maples.

    A few years back we took down 4 mature trees, stump grinding 2 and leaving 2 stumps. We made raised oval beds around the stumps and planted purple coneflower, shasta daisys, iris, and other perennial plants. It makes a beautiful display and comes back every year. And the stump in the center is a great place to set a large potted plant or small ornamental tree.
    To everything there is a season....

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    >>I have a can of linseed oil sitting around, I can definately use it. Will it kill the tree?

    the purpose of linseed oil is to make it last longer, not to kill it
    it will slow the rotting of the stump, eventually the roots will still rot out

    Dave

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    A little bit of 2-4D will kill most stumps faster than gallons of roundup and it would be fine for the bees. I cut down a walnut tree in my front yard and killed it with one aplication on the new shoots.
    I also hate to waste a good stump so I cut two oak barrels in half, placed one half on the stump and the others around the base with roses in between. It is the best looking and easiest care flower bed on the place.
    Last edited by cow pollinater; 12-09-2008 at 03:55 PM. Reason: added word

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    Yes I have similar ideas about this stump. like to keep it.. It was a mature maple about 40 feet tall. we'll see how it goes in spring - shoots or not.
    I think I'll put some linseed oil on it at the least..


    Thanks guys!

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    After this amount of time Chemical treatment to kill the stump is out of the question. The Xylem and Phloem in the bark will have sealed. Watching it and cutting any new shoots over a period of years is the only real solution.

    As far as chemical treatment, The two most used and effective options are

    Tordon- Applied to the outer 2 inches of the outer edges of the stump. very effective, although GREAT CARE must be taken due to the formulation of Tordon it is Very mobile in the soil and spills will travel with runoff or ground water and will kill non target plants that it contacts.

    Roundup- Use the concentrate mixed 50-50 with water applied in the same manner as Tordon. Roundup Is not nearly as mobile in the soil as Tordon and will only kill other plants if foiliar applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil c View Post
    Tordon- ...........
    I'd steer clear of this one, as Phil said, very mobile
    and has a very long half life. Nasty stuff.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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