Liquid Amber removal

marcorussianJuly 15, 2004

About 6 months ago we removed a 12 meter liquid amber from our yard because we want to replace the area with citrus trees (blood orange, lemon & lime).

The stumb and most of the major roots were ground down and for the past 4 months we have had about 20 odd small shoots sprouting up all over the place.

My question is what is the best way to remove/stop these from coming up. I don't want these to hinder the citrus in any way once we plant them.

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moreton

Hi Marcorussian, unfortunatley this is going to take a bit of time and effort as liquid amber is a great sucker, ( they sucker very easily and quite prolific) where ever there is a peice of root close to the ground surface they will send up a new shoot to the sky. This may happen in your yard, the neighbours also may get some as well.If possible drill some holes in the remaining root systems, that you can find and top with 50/50 tree kill and deisel or a 50/50 mix of roundup and water. Maybe take a while to clear it all up. Good luck. Peter r

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 3:41AM
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sebd

I had a similar problem with suckers and it was very tiresome. I did the drill and kill regime too. Recently heard that a copper nail can do a kill but it may not be the immediate solution you need. Good luck.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2004 at 7:46AM
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Robert_NSW

Copper nails are hugely overated and dangerous. Imagine what it would be like for some unsuspecting person with a chainsaw when cutting it down? If it is suckers you want to get rid of, you would need a hell of a lot of copper nails.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2004 at 12:42AM
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