I hate this stuff. The tenant before me planted a bunch of them, and after looking at them for 3 years, I'm finally ready to rid my backyard of the 3 there. I tried once a couple of years ago, and the damn thing laughed me right back into my house. I had no idea their taproots go all the way to the center of the earth. I have a few ideas: 1. Move 2. Inject some kind of herbicide into the leaves and root with the pod syringe 3. Try something called Tordon (stump killer) 4. Sheet mulch - which I don't think will work on its own I really didn't want to have to use chemicals, but I mean, come on. Has anyone successfully gotten rid of these things? They are there all year round! They don't even die back in the winter.