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Hi folks,
We recently moved house and there's a dirty great pine in the back garden that is taking over, its nearly as tall as the house and is about 1 1/2 ft in diameter. I hate the thing and would like to replace it with a matured tree of another variety however the Mrs wants to keep it... is there anyway I could subtly kill it? I know I could probably just drill a few holes at the base and fill them with roundup, copper sulphate or just napalm the bugger but something that fast would be obvious. Is there anything I could to to promote rot or disease? would digging up and ring barking the roots and then re-burying them work?
Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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On 17/06/2015 11:04, mike505 wrote:
Hi folks,
We recently moved house and there's a dirty great pine in the back
garden that is taking over, its nearly as tall as the house and is about
1 1/2 ft in diameter. I hate the thing and would like to replace it with
a matured tree of another variety however the Mrs wants to keep it... is
there anyway I could subtly kill it? I know I could probably just drill
a few holes at the base and fill them with roundup, copper sulphate or
just napalm the bugger but something that fast would be obvious. Is
there anything I could to to promote rot or disease? would digging up
and ring barking the roots and then re-burying them work?
Thanks in advance for any help!!!




Try a few copper rooing nails hammered around the base of the trunk

Malcolm
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On 18/06/2015 16:04, Malcolm Race wrote:
On 17/06/2015 11:04, mike505 wrote:
Hi folks,
We recently moved house and there's a dirty great pine in the back
garden that is taking over, its nearly as tall as the house and is about
1 1/2 ft in diameter. I hate the thing and would like to replace it with
a matured tree of another variety however the Mrs wants to keep it... is
there anyway I could subtly kill it? I know I could probably just drill
a few holes at the base and fill them with roundup, copper sulphate or
just napalm the bugger but something that fast would be obvious. Is
there anything I could to to promote rot or disease? would digging up
and ring barking the roots and then re-burying them work?
Thanks in advance for any help!!!




Try a few copper rooing nails hammered around the base of the trunk

Malcolm


Just remember if you kill it by stages then you may have the odd branch
come off in a storm so how safe would the house be?


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