Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer is used to control woody plants, vines and broadleaf weeds around homes, cabins, fences, walkways, and other non-crop areas. Plants die in 1 to 6 weeks.
|Active Ingredient:||Triclopyr - 8.8%|
|Target pests:||Alder, Douglas Fir, Dogwood, Elderberry, Ash, Aspen, Sumac, Magnolia, Birch, Kudzu, Sycamore, Maples, Tulip Poplar, Mulberry, Cherry, Oaks, Willow, Pine, Poison Ivy, Wild Rose, Poison Oak, Poplar, Spurge, Canada Thistle, Henbit, Chicory, Clover, Oxalis, Wild Lettuce, Plantain, Wild Violet, Dandelion, Ragweed and others |
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|For use in:||Around homes, cabins, buildings, trails, fences, walkways and other non-crop areas |
Do not apply directly to, or allow to drift to, Grapes, Vegetable Crops, Flowers, Ornamentals and others
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|Application:||Foliage Spray: 8 - 16 tbsp. per gallon of water per 500 sq. ft. |
Stump Treatment: Apply undiluted product with a paint brush to completely cover the fresh cut surface
Vine Control: Cut the vine first and treat as directed for stump treatment
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Coverage Area:||2,000 sq. ft.|
|Manufactured By:||VPG (UPC: 732221114845)|
Ferti-lome Brush Killer Stump Killer is recommended for the control of unwanted woody plants, vines and broadleaf weeds around homes, cabins, fences, walkways, and other non-crop areas.
To kill Stumps and prevent sprouting, apply the undiluted product with a paint brush or backpack sprayer to completely cover the freshly cut surface. Do not reuse paint brush. Wrap in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.
When treating Vines such as Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, etc. that grow on or around desirable Plants, do not allow spray to contact desirable vegetation. Cut the Vine first and treat as directed for Stump treatment.
Using a hose-end or tank sprayer, mix 8 to 16 tablespoons (4 to 8 fl. oz.) in enough water to make one gallon mixed spray. For mature or hard-to-control Plants (such as Ash, Blackgum, Choke Cherry, Elm, Maple, Oak, Pine, or Winged Elm), or during drough conditions, use the highest rate of application indicated. Resprouting may occur in the year following treatment when lower rates are used. The addition of a surfactant (spreader/sticker) enhances herbicidal action and improved distribution of the spray on hard-to-wet Plant surfaces. Apply at the rate of one gallon mixed spray to approximately 500 sq. ft. of area. Coverage may vary depending on the amount of foliage to be treated. Using coarse spray pattern and low pressure, apply as thorough foliage spray to wet all leaves.
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12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
By JK in Yorba Linda CA on November 23, 2012
I have used this product in the past and it works excellent for killing stumps. I cut down several eucalyptus trees and kept getting new growth on the stumps, after I applied this product there was no more new growth.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful:
fertilome brush killer
By Joe in albuquerque nm on June 2, 2012
had some cottonwood suckers coming up some were 2ft high. it killed them very guick.
8 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Jury still out
By Neil in Warwick, RI on August 18, 2011
I'm usisng this sproduct to eradicated wild violets that are taking over my lawn. I know multiple applications are required. So far I have made only one application with mixed results. Will contunue to apply and see what happens.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Gloria in Islamorada, Fl on October 2, 2012
I live in The Florida Keys and many of us have gravel instead of grass for our yards. There are these annoying strangler vines that pop up in the gravel and are nearly impossible to get rid of......until now. I tried ALL the chemicals fro Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Kmart and our local hardwares.....none touch them. This product really works. It seemed to take longer than I expected but 3 weeks later they are GONE.......and I mean GONE!!! I'll re order soon so I have it on hand incase I missed some.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By J in St. Paul, MN on November 28, 2013
In my experience, this is the only product I have tried that is effective against buckthorn. Round-Up just lets it come back, mutated and angry. Unfortunately, UPS damaged the product, causing a delivery delay, but the product is good.
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By Louis in PA on July 16, 2014
Great product. Does the job of killing tough brush. It takes awhile to see the effects as per the instruction. Good coverage per quart.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
It really works!
By Beverly in Claremore, OK on June 5, 2014
This product is very effective and inexpensive. Unlike sprays, I don't have to worry about it affecting anything close to the plant I desire to kill. It only takes a small drop to work.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Mary in uxbridge, ma on May 19, 2014
bought this last year to start the removal of these violets that had taken over my grass area. Fall treatment went well and so I am continuing this spring. Please with the results and will being using it on the poison ivy that is also a problem. Happy with the product, delivery and price of this product. I have recommended it to others.
broad leaf weed control
By Mary in uxbridge,ma on September 30, 2013
I purchased this product specifically to eradicate and then control the spread of wild violets that have taken over my lawn. Following the instructions I have seen very good results. Will need to purchase more but will use it to stop regrowth on tree stumps also.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
July 17, 2013
Every Brazilian Pepper Tree freshly cut stump I painted with this stump killer has stopped producing new growth. I am still involved with "rooting out" these invasive plants but this product has allowed me to finally see some light at the end of this depressing Brazilian tunnel.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
June 19, 2013
I planted bamboo the neighbor complained. The town passed an ordinance REMOVE IT OR BE FINED. It was a beautiful screen that took 5 years to grow to 40ft. I was told about this product from Amber a sales rep on this site. I bought a case. Each stalk must be chopped at ground level with a saw-zall and the product must be injected in within 7 seconds with a large syringe. Excellent Result. You have to keep after it the first season & after every rain. IT REALLY WORKS. I am down to 1 or 2 tiny weak shoots after it rains. Follow these directions. Right after the BAMBOO is chopped it withdraws its fluid to the root When you replace the fluid with the stump killer the root dies. ALSO it has not leached to other plants in the yard. My daylilies are blooming fine. I would start with 2 cases as I am now on my 2nd. I will always want a bottle around because BAMBOO is a challenge. IT IS A BATTLE YOU CAN WIN!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful:
By Joe in hastings, pa. on August 3, 2012
used to specs to kill leafy young brush and so far nothing has died would not recommend would anybody recommend something better
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
great Customer Service
By JM in MA on August 1, 2012
Now, the product is here, I can get to work. The purchase was great!
0 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By Norman in holgate ohio on April 16, 2012
it has been soo windy up here I haven't had a chance to use it but I'm sure it will work when it is safe to put on
4 of 9 people found this review helpful:
Best site on line
By Sandra in Ojai, CA on December 27, 2011
I'm a rancher and nurseryman so I need to save as many pennies as I can. This site is the best. I can't believe how fast items arrive. I've been spreading the word among our tangerine growers.
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March 22, 2011 Tommy asked:
QHow many of Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer do I need to use on a stump?
The previous answer was totally wrong. It strung together two unrelated parts of the instructions. Instruction for killing plants: takes 1 to 6 weeks for plant to die Instruction for killing stump: Paint once? Do not tell us that the stump will disintegrate in 1 to 6 weeks -- that is wrong. The root system may be poisoned in 1 to 6 weeks, but the stump will not look any different in one month or two months or even three.
AIt will take 1-6 weeks to kill the root system. You will still have to do your part by removing the stump. Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer will kill the root system and make the stump stop sprouting but it does not make the stump disappear. The exact wording on the product label is "To kill Stumps and prevent sprouting, apply the undiluted product with a paint brush or backpack sprayer to completely cover the freshly cut surface. Do not reuse paint brush. Wrap in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash."
June 2, 2011 Suzanne asked:
QHow soon after using Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer on a stump can I replant a tree?
AAccording to the manufacturer if you used Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer as directed on the product label, and you did not get any product on the soil, you can replant right away. Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer does persist in the soil so if you did treat the soil the manufacturer recommends that you wait 6-8 months before you replant anything in the area.
March 15, 2011 Aun asked:
QHow often do we apply Fertilome Brush and Stump killer to remove the stump?
AAccording to the product label, you should only have to apply the product one time to the stump but it could take 1-6 weeks to see full results. Use Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer full strength when using on stumps.
June 2, 2011 Suzanne asked:
QDo you use this product full strength or dilute it?
AAccording to the Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer product label "To kill Stumps and prevent sprouting, apply the undiluted product with a paint brush or backpack sprayer to completely cover the freshly cut surface." For your convenience we have linked the product label in this answer but all product labels are always available on individual product pages on our website.
July 25, 2013
Jerry from Swartz Creek, Mi asked:
QWhat do you have that will kill a large Poplar stump (about 20" in diameter) and it's roots?
I cut down a large Poplar tree last fall. It wasn't until this summer that I realized zillions of small poplars would sprout from the roots. This is making a mess of my front yard and I hope you can help me. Thank you.
AIf you want to selectively kill something then you would want to drill holes into the stump or use the cut stump method. This means you cut the stump to expose fresh pulp and immediately treat. You may want to try a brush and stump killer product like Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer.
February 22, 2015
Cindy from United States asked:
QHow to kill a willow tree that is wrecking my septic system.
A The only way to kill a tree is by cutting the tree down and applying a stump killer such as Fertilome Brush Killer and Stumper Killer to the newly cut stump within a few minutes after cutting. You would still need to do your part to remove the stump but the Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer will prevent resprouting.
September 8, 2014
Niels from Essex Vt asked:
QCan Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer be shipped to Vermont?
A Yes, the Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer may be shipped to Vermont.
August 5, 2014
Greg from Lincoln, Kansas asked:
Qi am trying to kill volunteer elm trees after cutting them off what can be used?
I used to get pathway but that ran out
A To kill stumps and prevent sprouting, we would recommend the Ferti-lome Brush Killer and Stump Killer. It will take 1-6 weeks to kill the root system. You will still have to do your part by removing the stump. Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer will kill the root system and make the stump stop sprouting but it does not make the stump disappear. The exact wording on the product label is "To kill Stumps and prevent sprouting, apply the undiluted product with a paint brush or backpack sprayer to completely cover the freshly cut surface. Do not reuse paint brush. Wrap in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash."
June 16, 2014
Dee from Kenosha, Wi asked:
QI would like to kill off invasives & shrubs that are carrying diseases like black knot. We are near water & do
not want contamination there. Why don't you sell small refillable containers with sponge applicator tops like the old white shoe polish?
A This product can be diluted and applied with a paint brush per the label.
May 11, 2014
Nora from Liberty asked:
QHow is Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer applied?
March 31, 2014
Martha from Phillips, Wi asked:
QBrush Killer & Stump Killer. I recently bought this to kill lilacs.
I have a multi step problem. I have OLD lilacs with tough and horrendous roots. In amongst them is a big yellow jacket nest. This winter (still lots of snow here), I cut down all the lilacs. There are hundreds of tiny stumps now. I want to kill the lilacs and look for entry points for the yellow jackets. I can rake the duff, once the snow melts to see better. From reading the label, it suggests I use it full strength. Can I thin it and spray every couple days, and if so, how many days in-between? I couldn't possibly use a paint brush, there are just too many of them.
A The answer to your question is somewhat complex. First, it is important to know that in order to kill the stump and roots you must apply this to actively growing plants or you must cut the stump again and quickly (within a minute or so after cutting) and spray the freshly cut stump in order for the plant to absorb the herbicide. This is important because if the plant is dormant it will not absorb the herbicide which would be pointless. A foliar spray to a stump would not deliver desirable results. Also, you most certainly can use a sprayer to apply the Fertilome Brush Killer & Stump Killer. I would recommend using it full strength as anything subpar may not give you desirable results.
December 4, 2013
John from Snohomish Washington asked:
QAre there temperature limitations in using on stumps. For example the current temperature is below freezing,
Treating with Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer when the ground is frozen or there is freezing temperatures could cause plant injury, lack of performance, or other unintended consequences per the product label.
November 23, 2013
G. from Angleton, Tx asked:
QHow do I kill unwanted trees or how can I treat the stump from re-sprouting?
If I cut down certain species of trees and shrubs how can I prevent them from sprouting from the stump?
A If you want to selectively kill something then you would want to drill holes into the stump or use the cut stump method. This means you cut the stump to expose fresh pulp and immediately treat. You may want to try a brush and stump killer product like Fertilome Brush and Stump Killer.
August 31, 2013
Ginger from United States asked:
QWhat can i use to get rid of posion ivy that is pet friendly?
A Any herbicide labeled for poison ivy control will be safe for your pet to be around as long as you follow the product label instructions. One of the many products we carry that would meet your needs would be the Fertilome Brush Killer & Stump Killer. Keep pets out of the area where you to plan to spray while you treat, and until the surfaces sprayed are dry. Once dry you and your pet can resume normal activity in the treated area. Please refer to the Product Label for instructions on how to dilute the product for your needs.
August 11, 2013
Fran from Laramie Wyoming asked:
QWill Fertilome Brush Killer kill the roots of my aspen trees or ather plants?
I'm trying to kill wild roses around my aspen trees.
A The Fertilome Brush Killer and Stump Killer is specifically designed to kill trees and brush so this would not be the product for your needs. You would want to use a broad leaf herbicide like Hi Yield 2, 4-D to control the wild roses without harming the trees. The only way to use the Fertilome without harming the trees is to very carefully directly spot spray the rose bushes or chop into the trunk of the roses and apply/paint it into the main system of the plant. Please let us know if you have any other questions.