I 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
Your 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.