Laurel trees

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  • #309
    howies gardenHowie’s garden
    Greenhorn

    We have several laurel trees and so we wanted to clear our garden a bit. Last fall, we cut two laurel trees to the lowest level in the ground and since then there have been several healthy sprouts around what’s left of the trunks. Pulling them out from time to time isn’t making it die once and for all. They just keep producing new sprouts. What could we do? Any way we could finally kill the trunks?

    #328
    vanjiVanji
    Greenhorn

    Pour half cup of vinegar on each trunk, repeat it twice a week until you see that there are no new sprouts anymore. It took me 2 weeks or so but that depends on the type of tree. mine wasn’t a laurel. bon courage

    #335
    beekeeperbeekeeper
    Greenhorn

    I couldn’t agree more with Vanji and if I may add, you can also remove the remaining bark down in the soil. It’s the bark that keeps the trunks alive making new sprouts. Keep us posted if it works for you in the end. Godspeed!

    #338
    paddygraypaddygray
    Greenhorn

    I have a row of new  (last summer) planted laurel to make a hedge, approx 10 trees. Half are looking good with deep green leaves. The other half the leaves seem to be a light green in colour & most have developed some yellow leaves. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

    #340
    beekeeperbeekeeper
    Greenhorn

    Would it be possible to get some pictures which include the soil? There could be several reasons why leaves turn yellow. Could be poor drainage and this is quite common. I’m not that expert on this topic but I’ve had the same experience with another type of tree.

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