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By Rmtma

United States

I have cut down an 8 feet tall Camellia that was right next to a house wall. Is it OK to kill off the roots or will that affect the foundations? If that is OK, how do I kill the roots? Thanks



If you can get SBK, a brushwood/stump killer where you are, drill into the stumps and large woody roots and apply SBK, or another brushwood/stumpkiller. Shouldn't affect your foundations; the stumpkiller will stop regrowth, but it will take some years for the roots to bio degrade.

26 Jun, 2017


Thanks Bamboo. I am just concerned that when the roots degrade a void will be created, undermining the foundations.

27 Jun, 2017


Using stumpkiller, as I said, means no regrowth - but the roots will take years to gradually bio degrade, so they won't leave a large gap.

27 Jun, 2017


Thanks again. I'll try it.

27 Jun, 2017

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