Does anybody know how to kill a mulberry tree? I have tried cutting it down, but it keeps coming back.
Once the tree is cut down to ground level, drill a hole in the remaining trunk and pour salt in the hole. The salt will kill the remaining roots. This works. It's how we kept the trees out of our sewer lines. (12/30/2004)
I would pour a large bottle (or 2) of vinegar where the roots would soak the vinegar up as if it were water. This should kill off the roots. (12/30/2004)
Use Tordon, A product you can buy and use on the stumps of anything to keep them from growing back. Just circle the stump with a ring of it. It is very toxic. We buy ours at a local farming supply store. Always follow directions! Good luck. (12/30/2004)
Next time you cut it down paint the stump immediately, (within seconds), with neat Round Up concentrate, (glyphosate), weed killer. You must do it quickly before the plant's transport system closes over to "heal" the cut. Obviously take the usual precautions like wearing gloves. The manufacturers claim this weed killer is broken down quickly in the soil so there will be no residual effect if you want to plant something else there.
For Sherry, mulberries are very easy to propagate if you can find one near you - just strip most of the leaves off the bottom of a small end branch about 12 inches long and place in pot of potting mix and keep damp, or you can just stick straight into the soil. Do more than you think you'll need as they may not all take.
By Jo B.
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