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Siberian Elm Sprouts (CA)

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From: Kym Ostberg
La Mesa, CA
I had a large possibly 30 40 ft Siberian elm on my property which I recently removed. I have quite a few roots that are left over and some of them have sprouted new green leaves. Everything that I've read since you must kill this within 5 minutes of cutting the tree down and that energy can stand the roots for a year to two. I am open to suggestions and in need of help on how I can kill the remaining roots so that it does not come back. Please note, the stump has been removed from the ground already.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Kym:

Using a systemic herbicide may be an easy way to solve this issue; however, your home state of California has very strict pesticide laws that I'm not familiar with. Therefore, I would strongly encourage you to contact your local state Extension forestry specialists in your home state of California for guidance/recommendations.

Cal Extension Forestry:

Best of luck!

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