Killing a tree (sigh) !
I have tree - cottonwood/aspen type - it's on my property line (probably in my ownership) that's sending out roots and new little babies (all about five feet tall) into my garden. For ten years I've tried to control them by clipping them back, but I know I'm losing the battle - they are now everywhere including the foundations of my house.
The mother tree just has to go because I just can't clip fast enough!
Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of the parent tree, and eventually the kids ? I really don't want to use poison. Will girdling work ?
I have lots of cats, and besides my hatred of weedkillers in general, I need to deal with this safely.
I'll accept karma when the dead body crashes across my roof in the first winter storm - I have insurance and could use a new one anyway !
Any ideas would be very welcome.