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Trouble With Weeping Willow Roots

I had an old weeping willow that had to be cut down. While it was up, it strangled my septic pipe in the front yard near it, 4 times over the course of 25 years. Now that it is down, I have heard that the roots will continue to travel and strangle anything in sight of them?

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Is this true and if so, what can I do to the trunk or yard to prevent it? Thanks !

Hardiness Zone: 6b

BJ from Ledyard, CT

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April 1, 20080 found this helpful

Have you contacted a tree specialist in your area?

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April 2, 20080 found this helpful

Normally you would use a poison like "Axeit" as soon as you cut it down - you could try drilling holes in the stump and pouring some tree poison down

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By siris (Guest Post)
April 2, 20080 found this helpful

My sister-in-law swears by copper sulfate or blue stone as it is known generally. Just pour it down your drain pipes occasionally.

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