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Carolyn from Layton, Ut writes

We had stumps ground that had been treated with Tordon. Now everything near the area is dying. What now?

We had treated the stumps a year ago with the Tordon.. The stumps were dead so we had them ground out. We left the mulch that was created from the grinding in the hole. The nearby shrubs are now dying and nothing will grow where the stumps were. Is there anything we can do to counteract the effect?

Answer:

Tordon RTU Specialty Herbicide is a very damaging product to surrounding plants due to it’s active ingredient, Picloram.  Untreated trees/plants can occasionally be affected by root uptake of herbicide through movement into the the topsoil or by excretion of the product from the roots of nearby treated trees.  We recommend contacting the manufacturer Dow AgroSciences at 800-992-5994 for advice on what to do at this time.

Answer last updated on: 07/26/2019

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