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How do I remove a buddleia from a wall?

A buddleia has grown on the top of a brick wall. Its roots have begun to dislodge mortar and move some bricks



I would think the only solution is to cut it off at ground level and then treating with a stump rotting agent. Trying to remove in any other way is going to cause more damage to the wall.

11 Oct, 2009


The only way is to pull the tree out and then repair the wall. If left, the roots will invade the joints in the wall and it will become dangerous.

11 Oct, 2009


if there is damage already the winter wet and frost will only make it worse. so cut it down and then remove loose bricks and rebuild from there. combination of mg and bh advice. it will only become more unstable.

11 Oct, 2009


You can see that B & I really discuss things before we post lol... still wish there was a way to really turn us into Mr & Mrs Moonbulb!

11 Oct, 2009


Great name !!!

11 Oct, 2009


how about mr and mrs bulbgrower or moonahollic the only other permutation growahollic just sounds stupid. ;o)

11 Oct, 2009


lol sbg

12 Oct, 2009

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