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It depends on the concentration and the amount. If you have enough muratic acid and if it's strong enough, yes. Otherwise, the probablility of killing the tree is inversly proportional to the strength of your desire to kill the tree.

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Q: If you pour muriatic acid around the base of a tree will it kill the tree?
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