Jane R.
Jane R.
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  • Rosenberg, TX
Asked on May 15, 2017

How can I kill a pecan tree 19" tall that came up in a flower bed ?

Jane R.Janet PizaroPat
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Answered

There are too many plants around it to try to spray Round Up and I can't pull it up.
9 answers
  • I am a tree hugger, offer to give it away and have the recipient come dig it out carefully to save the rest of your plants but not kill the tree, a pecan tree at that. I am on "Nextdoor" and offers like this turn up every day from immediate neighbors. See if you have something similar.
  • 16235338
    on May 15, 2017

    Cut it down. Drill holes in the stump. Add epsom salts. It will decay.
  • Judith A. Calderon
    on May 15, 2017


    19 inches isn't very tall, shouldn't be that hard to dig up.



  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 15, 2017

    Recommendation never use round up in a garden.Cut the tree down ,and apply rock salt or stump out.
  • Jane R.
    on May 15, 2017

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. The tree is in the middle of some Elephant Ears. It can't be dug out. The roots are very deep. It's also about 1 foot from my large Oak Tree. I guess I'll cut it down as far as the soil but it will keep coming back. Can't put anything on the tiny trunk or it will kill what's around it.
  • Wen22367798
    on May 15, 2017

    Why would you want to get rid of it???
    • Jane R.
      on May 16, 2017

      It's in the middle of some Elephant Ears and about 1ft. from a large oak tree. It can't be left there!
  • Pat
    on May 16, 2017

    Try cutting it down below soil line and put a can cut side down on top of it and push the can down as far as possible. This has worked for me with different deep rooted plants and no need for salt or poisons.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 16, 2017

    That you will have to dig the roots out.
  • Jane R.
    on May 18, 2017

    This question has been resolved, but it won't let me click on question resolved. Thanks for all the replies.
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