Tree Stump Removal with Roundup® Weed and Grass Killer Products

Let us show you how to kill a tree stump the right way.


Tree stump removal can stump even the most skilled gardener. If the root system isn't dead, a stump that's been ground can still resprout. That's why it's important to kill the stump before removal, and that's where Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products come in. 

Before we get started, here are the tools you'll need:

Once you're geared up, here's how to tackle your stump removal project:

1.Cut it low

Using a handsaw or chainsaw, cut the living stump as close to the ground as possible. The less stump left behind, the faster it will decompose.

2. Drill holes in the stump

Drill holes into the outer ring of the stump, just inside the bark layer—this is the "living" part of the tree. Holes should be 1/4″ wide and at least 1″ deep and should be spaced about 1″ apart.

3. Apply Roundup® concentrate

After drilling your holes, Immediately pour undiluted Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate or Roundup® Concentrate Poison Ivy Plus Tough Brush Killer into the holes—use enough to fill them.*

4. Wait for the stump to die

This application will kill the stump In 2-4 weeks, without causing it to rot.

5. Remove the stump

  1. Once it's dead, the stump can be removed without risk of it growing back. Research methods for removing it yourself or consider hiring a professional to grind it.

* IMPORTANT: Some trees may share the same root system. Adjacent trees having a similar age, height and spacing may signal a shared root system. Injury may occur to non-treated trees when one or more trees sharing common roots are treated.