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QI have a tree which I think is a yew. I’ve at­tempted nu­mer­ous ways to get rid of it but have failed.

I’ve tried a nail in the root, weed killers and diesel, but noth­ing has worked.

Have you any ideas or so­lu­tions? I have en­closed a pic­ture for you to look at.

Louis Mor­ris, via email

AYour tree is a conifer but I think it might be a Thuja. Trees are never the eas­i­est to re­move but I think your best bet is to cut it down.

Re­mem­ber to wear safety equip­ment if us­ing any elec­tri­cal saws.

You will be left with a stump, and de­pend­ing on the size of the tree, you can dig this out or use a stump grounder, which will re­duce it to saw­dust.

It is also pos­si­ble to drill some holes in the stump, and pour in chem­i­cal stump re­mover, which will help to rot it down.

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