A homeowner can use a foaming root killer that contains an herbicide to kill and prevent the regrowth of the tree roots. Other preventative measures include pouring sodium chloride, copper sulfate crystals or rock salt into the toilet bowl and flushing them into the pipes.Continue Reading
If the tree roots are completely clogging the sewer pipes and sewage is backing up into the house, a plumber can use a powered sewer auger to cut and clear the roots from the pipes. After the pipes are cleared, chemical methods may be used to prevent regrowth of the roots.
While these chemicals are effective in preventing root growth into the sewer lines, the homeowner risks killing the tree and other vegetation growing over the pipes. All chemical remedies should be used according to the manufacturer's directions.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
To remove tree roots from sewer lines and prevent new growth there are several options such as chemical and mechanical solutions that treat the problems in and around the pipes, as well as more complex solutions which involve cutting the root system so that root extensions die and can be more easily removed. All of these techniques require significant time, energy and can be costly. A final option for pipes that have undergone extensive damage is to replace them.Full Answer >
One method of killing a palm tree is to drill several holes into its trunk and fill them with herbicide. Killing the tree may require several applications of herbicide.Full Answer >
In order to water a tree, you must obtain a proper amount of water, depending on the tree size, and pour it onto the base of the tree, making sure the roots absorb the water. The soil around the tree should be moist but not soggy.Full Answer >
To move a tree, prune the roots, dig a hole in the new location, dig up the tree, move the tree and fill in the hole. Add mulch around the base of the tree, stake the tree in place and water the tree regularly.Full Answer >