Maple – Killing Roots

Q: Is there a product that will kill a big maple tree and its roots? The roots are ruining my walkway.

A: Once you cut down the tree, roots won’t continue getting bigger or elongating. But they may send up leafy maple root sprouts nearby. Be vigilant clipping the sprouts at ground level for a year and the roots underneath will die. When sprouts no longer appear you can repair the walkway without worries.