How to kill a 15 meters high tree ?

holtor holtor at
Sun Aug 3 09:34:38 EST 1997

if you like the tree to stay alive, search for root(s) and cut it about 
2metres from house.

---------------Antwoord Scheidingsteken-------------------
Aan 3-08-97 9:02, in bericht 
<01bc9fda$00c79ce0$a795fcc1 at>, "Jacques 
Kolly" <Jacques.Kolly at> schreef:

> As I told in a previous message, I have a tree (a poplar) whose root 
> system
> threatens to damage my house, and more likely the water pipe. 
> Cutting the tree down seems difficult because there is not enough 
> place
> around to make the tree fall down smoothly.
> Anyway, my main concern is: Will the root system stop growing as 
> soon as
> the tree has been cut ? (I don't think so, though I don't know really.) 
> And is there a (chemical ?) means to definitely stop the root 
> system from
> growing, -killing the tree-, without damaging the nearby 
> environment?
> Thanks for your thoughts
> Jacques Kolly        Jacques.Kolly at

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