Several clusters are growing up thru the top soil, some i cut some i left there. They seem to be growing out of the trees roots, about a foot down. This tree had a "base" (after it was cut down) about4 x 6 ft! The cutter crew
ground it down as far and as much as they do, but a lot of the remains seem to be near the surface. I can see the roots, by just digging for a min or two,,,,so I can get to some, but not to others. Nothing is growing where the tree was, its still just bare, a 10 x 20 ft area, like it was months ago. I noticed the new growth right after a week of rain----are they seeking out the sun i wonder!? I only worry that the roots are rejuvinating and might start growing/expanding again,,,moving under my driveway on one side and into the neighbors yard on the other---could these roots still be there LOOKING FOR WATER!? im still looking for answers, in the bye I found this:
Biology of an Olive Tree. By Sandy Lang !!
I thought -you-- might find this (above) interesting!!! --bob
Unfortunately, out this way, it is near impossible to even get a good strong herbicide, let alone, use it,,,,I will ask my tree guy, but I am not hopeful of this. So it looks like the keep-after-the-sprouts method is only choice,and the area the tree was in will have to be kept clear (no replant of anything there) to allow access. Try explaining THAT to your POA who dictate what your front yard should/must look like! But they dont have to pay 1000s in
plumbing (water in and sewer repair) to keep the neighbor happy! This tree "came with the house" 30 years ago, and only start getting "mean" a year ago. I didnt want it! Your info has been much better than any "arborist" I have dealt with, a lot of them here, I find, "talk" a good fix, but dont actually like to get to the nitty-gritty of the problem. I will wait for any further words you may have, then will accept, and pay. thanx.