how can you kill a pecan tree?

I hav cut the top off a pecan tree and I want to leave the stump (snag). The thing won't die! I've named it jason! I peeled off a section of bark about a foot wide but the tree seems to like it! I kept the stump about 20 feet tall. I wish to make a Bat habitat out of it. I guess I could do it with the little branches growing but it's not as much fun =(

Asked By: Art Deco - 6/20/2006
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In one of my past jobs, we were faced with problems such as yours. What we found most effective was to apply "TRICLOPYR" (an active ingredient found in products such as "Brush-B-Gone" and "Brush Killer"....several products found at your hardware store. Triclopyr works very similar to Roundup but it doesn't work on... More
Answered By: jazzmaninca2003 - 7/4/2006
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Sorry don't know.
Answered By: i_lov_puppies - 6/20/2006
Put a few nails into it, i think they have to be should take a year or so but i hear it works...why do you want the stump?
Answered By: Kjo - 6/20/2006
Hardware stores and garden nurseries sell 'stump killer' powders for that sort of thing. It ordinarilly requires you to drill a short hole into the center of the stump and place the powder in the hole.
Answered By: VanWinkle - 6/20/2006
pecan trees are so beautiful, and shady. why do you want to get rid of that ?
Answered By: sioux m - 6/20/2006
Try drilling some holes around the base of it and pour gas or kerosene in the holes. The roots go a ways out from the trees. Maybe you could cut thru them and dump poison on it. Pecans sure are expensive. you sure you want to do this?
Answered By: Mache - 6/20/2006
hey neighbor, if you could move it down to my little acre, I could place it in my little garden spot and guarentee it would never have another green sprout.
Answered By: salty dog - 6/20/2006
To kill ANY tree, Band it. This means removing the bark around the entire perimeter of the trunk. The tree "meat", directly beneath the bark is how nutrients and water get to the branches and leaves of the tree. Without this source of nutrients, the tree will die fairly quickly, depending on how large the tree is... More
Answered By: Bert T - 6/30/2006
the only way to definitely kill a plant is to destroy the root system.
Answered By: jarm - 6/30/2006
dig it up and give it to me
Answered By: maggie - 7/1/2006
I wouldn't kill the tree just keep cutting it back it does not want to die so let it live....
Answered By: Linnie - 7/2/2006
have you tried a forty four
Answered By: roy_alice_mills - 7/2/2006
I'm suprised it is still growing after you cut the top section of the tree off. I would just cut the thing down. Bat habitat or not.
Answered By: mikeae - 7/3/2006
Try digging a trench all the way around the base of the tree. Then chop out the root system with an ax. This will kill most trees. Its not guaranteed, though, since you can't reach the tap root, which usually goes straight down. You can add a little gasoline to the trench for insurance.
Answered By: Ben S - 7/3/2006
why not do this...DONT kill the tree.....go get a POLE. or unprocessed tree ..from a lumber yard ....those trees ahve already been cut odwn nayway..ahve no roots and will do what you want
Answered By: Rich F - 7/4/2006
gasoline is way to go but if you dont have grass or dont care to have it aroud the stump pour gas on it and around a few feet away from the stump making a circle around the stump to reach the root system then for sure it will die dont lite on fire to keep stump nice.
Answered By: massanimal - 7/4/2006
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