There are some ash trees that are growing in some unwanted places. I asked Peter Donegan about the best way for me to remove these (in the case of the smaller ones I might be able to move them).

To better inform Peter of the problem at hand he asked I send him some photos of the trees in question.

The first one here is the biggest one which I needed to remove. I tackled it with the gruffán tonight and removed most of it (I think).

Ash Stump

Ash Stump

Ash Stump Removed

This is the biggest root and I’ve removed most of this. The remaining roots are probably less than ⅛" thick.

Biggest root

There are numerous saplings I need to (re)move too. These are much smaller than the one above.

Ash Sapling

Ash Sapling

Ash Saplings

So Peter, how much of the root system do I need to remove to prevent regrowth? Is it even possible with ash that it would regrow?

I’ll update this post with Peter’s advice.