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James writes

With what and how much would I mix in a gallon sprayer of Hi-Yield Triclopyr Ester to kill stumps?

We call them pepper trees down in South Florida with the little red berries they are a nuisance.

Answer:

Hi-Yield Triclopyr Ester can be applied as a foliar spray at a rate of 3/4 oz per gallon of water. Since this product is not labeled for cut stump applications, we cannot recommend that application with this specific product.

Control of Brazilian Pepper Tree can be tricky, and which herbicide is best will depend on the time of year and method that you are using. This article from the Florida State Extension offers the most detailed recommendations for treating this invasive plant. Usually direct stump treatments offer the fastest control, however this is best done when the trees are not fruiting since seeds may be scattered and start new plants. Garlon 4 Ultra contains triclopyr ester and is labeled for control of Brazilian pepper. 

Answer last updated on: 01/24/2021

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