- Peevy, Fred A.
Forest Ecologist- Southern Forest Experimental Station, Forest Service
Ammate, when properly used, kills tree faster than girdling, and treated trees sprout less than those that are girdles or chopped down. Stands of sprouts can be killed by spraying with a strong water solution of Ammate. Ammate is poisonous only to plants. This gives it a big advantage over sodium arsenite, which is an effective tree killed but a deadly poison to animals and humans.