How to kill a tree, FAST!
I want to kill a tree. Forgive me for doing so, but this tree is very much unwanted. Shades half my garden. Here's the kicker, it's HUGE! A big ole oak that I can't cut down. My chainsaw is too small, and I own a big Stihl.
So. I have heard about girdling? Is that spelled right?
A process that when you cut into the tree an inch or so and remove about a 3" collar of bark, that it will essentially kill it. My question is, how fast? Will the leaves that are on it now wither and fall off in days , weeks, or stay on till winter?
Any other quicker methods?
And, before anyone doubts, or questions if the tree is mine, it is. Nothing underhanded going on here.