Return to the Georgia Gardener Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Crepe Myrtle removal

Posted by landdawg 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 3, 08 at 7:53

Thanks for everybodys suggestions, the crepe myrtles are now in someone else's yard. I dug a trench about the plant about 18" from the trunk and cut all the roots I could find with an ax. I left all the limbs intact. I pulled the tree over with my truck, loped off all the limbs about 5 feet up, loaded it in the truck (very heavy w/ soil) and off they went to a friends house. So now from what I read in the comments, I'll be fighting the roots for years. True? Thanks.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Crepe Myrtle removal

I wouldn't say its a "guarantee" but a possibility.

It sounds like you did as best you could in making sure you had it all when you took the plant up. Now, I'd spray the area with a killer and wait for the spring to see if anything sprouts up. If it does - stir the ground and pull out more root system and then spray it again.

Mine didn't come back this year - but it took 3 years to get rid of it. It was a 20 year old tree though and that has an extensive root system.

I'll be curious as to what happens,

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Georgia Gardener Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here