Apr 26, Unfortunately there is no easy fix for removing aspen trees, roots and sprouts. Aspen trees have a great ability to sprout profusely from their root systems, thereby producing a whole stand of trees from a single"parent" tree. This is a great survival trait to have and it has allowed aspen trees to recover from forest fires and re-populate large areas quickly.
I asked our neighbor, who is a landscaper, how to best get rid of aspen suckers and he said you should wait until fall when the sap is running back down into the roots, cut the tree down, drill several holes into the stump and pour concentrated herbicide into the holes beginning with twice a week for the first two weeks, then once a week for another four weeks.
Home and property owners often use tree spraying for Aspen tree fungus to prevent severe outbreaks.
Jun 22, 1. An herbicide called Brush-B-Gone (not Weed-B-Gone), or any other herbicide with TRICLOPYR works the best. When you see a sucker, clip it off with a scissors or pruners then apply the triclopyr. Triclopyr works best on newly cut tree tissue. If you cut the stump yourself, apply the Triclopyr to the stump immediately after cutting.
The official state tree of Colorado is the blue spruce.
Nov 16, Herbicide is applied to the stump upon tree removal, and girdling is done a year before tree removal. The goal of each is to keep the root system from living and creating baby aspens. Chemical Removal. Paint on undiluted glyphosate non-selective herbicide directly to the cut surface of the stump. This should be done as soon as possible after the tree has been cut so the cut has not. Aspen Trees Close to House Foundation, Remove? Our house was built in 07 in Colorado, and the builders planted 3 groves of Aspen in a line on the west side of the house, all about feet from the foundation of the house.
We've been hearing that some of our neighbors have been getting rid of the Aspens due to the invasive root system.