The Q&A Archives: oak sapplings

Question: I have a million (not really but it seems like it) oak sapplings in my back yard. I have mowed them over all last summer and they are coming back this year. What can I do to get rid of them once and for all? My yard crunches when you walk on it because of how many there are. Thanks!

Answer: Some trees produce more suckers than others, especially if the tree is under stress. There's nothing you can apply to the suckers to kill them off that will not adversely affect the tree itself, so mowing them down is your best approach, or hand pulling them from the underground roots. Wish I had more solutions, but there really are none. Sorry!

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