The Oleander tree (Andrographis affine) is a deciduous tree found in Portugal, Mediterranean areas like Morocco and Spain, and some parts of the United States. The tree often grows to a height of 30 feet or more. This tree is a climbing vine with an upright stem. The flowers are small, red, bell-like structures that bloom during May to August.
The tree is said to have roots in the Mediterranean area, but the exact origin is not known. The tree bears fruit during March to June. The tree has small yellow flowers that are released in the fall. The tree is very susceptible to drying out due to high humidity and winds. These forces can cause the tree to dry out its branches and leaves, and it is important to allow the tree to dry naturally before removing the dead and decaying branches.
In the summer the tree will produce new shoots, called shoot tips, from its branches. These shoots are used to climb and spread out the dried out roots of the tree. Some people prune the tree’s branches in this manner, but it is not recommended. It is important to keep the tree’s roots moist and keep them growing.
Most people who have Oleanders prefer to use an organic method when learning how to remove oleanders. Most organic trees do not require pesticides or insecticides to control the pests. Some organic methods that repel pests include wrapping the tree in burlap and adding lime or borate to the trunk and soil. You can also place mothballs and citrus rinds around the trunk. These methods discourage insects that feed on foliage.
Before you begin removing the tree’s diseased or dead leaves, weeds, and roots, make sure that they are completely covered with either burlap or soil. If you cannot completely cover the tree’s exterior, you can move the affected areas to another area of your yard. This is especially important if the tree has a large root system.
The easiest way to learn how to remove oleander is to divide the trunk into four sections. Start at the base and slowly work your way up the tree. Make sure that you don’t break the bark or crack the wood as you are climbing the tree. If you don’t have enough space to climb the tree, you may want to hire a tree services company to remove the tree for you. It is also possible to hire someone to dig up the ground around the tree, so that when you start digging the roots you have a nice, even surface.
Another way to remove oleanders is to make a cut into the tree’s base and then remove the entire stump. This is useful if the tree isn’t growing back because it will allow you to relocate the tree elsewhere, or if you have the time, remove the tree altogether. Just be sure to use the proper insecticides prior to cutting into the tree. If the roots are very long, you may need to rent a snake auger in order to reach them, but many people find that simply digging around the tree until the roots are exposed can be enough to get rid of the tree. Be prepared for it to take quite some time, as there is a fair amount of roots to be removed.
The final, and certainly not least, how to remove oleanders is to simply pick them up. This is probably the easiest way to deal with the situation, but if you have no place to put the stump afterward, it could pose a bit of a problem. When picking up the stump, make sure that you don’t damage the tree. Throwing it away may seem easier, but if it damages the tree or causes other problems, the situation may become more serious.