Jim_jimjim wrote:Transplant the stump? Hmmmmmmmmmm. Never even thought of that. The root system is breaking apart a cinder block wall and lifting a sidewalk, so that could be a real project. Do you know if it would re-root if it was cut out? Or would we need to save as much of the root system as possible?
Yes, I agree, moving the whole plant would be very monumental. Also, if you have extra branches that are leftover / too much, you can try and sell them locally through yard sales or craiglist.daiv wrote:I'm going to suggest yet a different approach.
I've easily rooted 6 foot sections of C. peruvianus and while smaller cuttings do tend to root more easily, I think you should be able to root long cutting from that without too much difficulty. One nice thing is you have plenty of chances. When you cut that up, you can stack the pieces like logs and keep them for a year or more. Once you get as many new plants rooted as you want, toss the rest or give it away if you can find a taker.
I don't know if you have to remove that stump anyway, but that would one job that I would not want to even think about. Digging out a plant that size in a manner that doesn't destroy it would be absolutely murderous! Especially with a wall only a few inches away. Forget it! You need a stump grinder.
Even if you had to root a 6 foot section, it will grow very fast.
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