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hi..i am wondering in a case that a tree stump has died because you put stump killer on it, do the roots under it also die off? thank you!!

Yes most of the herbicides used to kill stumps will move down into the roots killing the root system. Depending on the size of the root system you could get some sprouting from a distant root and if so just treat the new foliage with Roundup and it will take care of it. Generally this dose not happen.  


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Jim Hyland


I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.


34 years as State Pest Management Chief in a Southern state. Extensive knowledge in Forestry.

BS with major in Forest Management and Entomology
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