Trees and Shrubs forum: Getting rid of persistent Bradford pear

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Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
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BPadilla
Jun 10, 2017 6:54 AM CST
I live in a neighborhood that was built in the 90s. The people that built all our homes planted Bradford pears in almost every yard and common area. I have many neighbors with myself included are trying to get rid of our Bradford pears

A few have already cut down the tree but still have the issue with saplings growing from left over roots that are still in the ground. Besides digging up the whole yard to remove the root system, how else can we kill off the evaders?
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Jun 10, 2017 5:06 PM CST
Use Glove of Death on sprouts, if in numerous places.

If solely emerging from the single cut stump of each tree, make a new clean cut and apply glyphosate to the cut surface only.
John
Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower Miniature Gardening
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BPadilla
Jun 10, 2017 6:13 PM CST
Thank you

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