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Advice on eradicating a weed stem root caught in fence

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Old 11-15-20, 10:01 AM
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Advice on eradicating a weed stem root caught in fence

Hi All:

I have a weed stem root caught between panels of my fencing, as shown in the images below. I'm a novice seeking advice on how to physically break down and kill this permanently. My current thought is to use a saw to cut as much of the protruding base of the stem as possible and then spray the base with an appropriate chemical.

Does this sound like the right approach? Are there any specialized tools that might make this easier given the hard to access nature of the root?

Your feedback would be appreciated!




 
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11-15-20, 12:49 PM
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If you try pulling that out no telling what will go with it.

As you have stated, cut it back as far as possible, paint the cut with glyphosate herbicide, round up.
 
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Old 11-15-20, 11:36 AM
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I would be removing the two boards and hooking onto the root with my nylon strap and popping the whole thing out roots and all with my lawn mower, or truck.
If the boards where out of the way you could also just cut out the roots with what's called a pruning blade in a saws all.
 
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If you try pulling that out no telling what will go with it.

As you have stated, cut it back as far as possible, paint the cut with glyphosate herbicide, round up.
 
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I agree with Joe. Remove two boards to allow space to remove the trunk and roots.
 
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