HOW DO I TRIM MY TREES - Knowledgebase Question

OROVILLE, Ca
Question by WHURST2000
October 2, 2009
WE RECENTLY PLANTED 3 HOME TO ENCOURAGE THE TREES TO GROWDEPOT TREES AND THEY HAVE SUCKERS GROWING FROM THE BASE. HOW DO I CUT THEM OFF


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Answer from NGA
October 2, 2009

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Some trees just naturally send up suckers. It is their way of colonizing and area and creating a thicket rather than a single trunked tree. The best way to control suckers is to pull them off the roots or cut them off at ground level. After a while the roots will develop bark and the tree won't develop any more suckers. Until then, just keep pulling or clipping them off.

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