What kind of tree is this? - Knowledgebase Question

Saskatchewan, Canada
Question by RegKo
August 30, 2017
I have a Schatten Morello tree in my yard and there are a couple dozen mini trees sprouting around it that weren't there last year. Trying to figure out if they are also cherry trees or something else.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
A comment from porkpal
August 30, 2017
It appears to be a sucker. Does it not look like your cherry tree?

Saskatchewan, Canada
A comment from RegKo
August 30, 2017
It does look a lot like the cherry tree but the leaves are a bit bigger and lighter in colour and most of them have several branches, almost Bush like.

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Answer from KentPfeiffer
August 30, 2017

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It's likely that your Morello cherry tree is grafted onto a different type of tree root stock (most domesticated cherry trees used for fruit production are). It's common for the root stock to produce suckers, sometimes a pretty good distance from the tree. Just cut or mow them off, they don't hurt anything unless you let them grow. If allowed to grow, they will eventually draw resources away from the original tree.

Saskatchewan, Canada
A comment from RegKo
August 30, 2017
Wouldn't a sucker tree's roots be connected to the original tree? Because I dug out a few and it doesn't appeal that's they're connected.

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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A comment from KentPfeiffer
August 30, 2017
Yes, but your picture certainly looks like a root sucker.

Saskatchewan, Canada
A comment from RegKo
August 30, 2017
Thanks for all your input!

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