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May 31, 2020 10:11 AM CST

I'm new to tree planting. I bought a Japanese Maple yesterday and planted it this morning. I didn't notice until I planted that there is a 2nd stump off shoot. What action should I take about this? Will it strain the root system?
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May 31, 2020 11:31 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Are you sure that's attached to the roots of the Maple?
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May 31, 2020 11:49 AM CST

Its attached to the maple.
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May 31, 2020 1:44 PM CST

There are little white sprouts coming out of it too.
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May 31, 2020 3:26 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Why didn't you see it when you planted the tree? I can't imagine what it is. DO you think its growing in the root ball of the maple without being a part of the maple?

Please post a clearer photo.
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May 31, 2020 3:38 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
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Hmm japanese maples are usually grafted and I've never heard of the rootstock acutally producing suckers....
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May 31, 2020 6:39 PM CST

DaisyI said:Why didn't you see it when you planted the tree? I can't imagine what it is. DO you think its growing in the root ball of the maple without being a part of the maple?

Please post a clearer photo.


Here is a closer image.
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Jun 1, 2020 2:24 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
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jericho29 said:

Here is a closer image.
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I don't think it's part of the maple. There's a hollow center and that reminds me of elder (Sambucus)
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Jun 1, 2020 3:23 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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You're right Arico, it does look like an Elderberry.

Why is the tree skinned on that side? Where is the graft? Did you plant the tree or was it planted for you?
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Jun 8, 2020 6:02 AM CST

DaisyI said:You're right Arico, it does look like an Elderberry.

Why is the tree skinned on that side? Where is the graft? Did you plant the tree or was it planted for you?


I planted it. I bought the tree in somewhat weak condition for a discount. Some of the leaves are dying but I was assured by some friends that it could be restored. The graft is there at the bottom of the trunk. It may be hard to see in the pic. Not sure about the skinned part. Ill have to go look closely. None of us noticed the side growth while it was in the planter. Should I cut the side growth off?
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Jun 8, 2020 11:01 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Its had another week to grow so take another photo of the side growth.
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Jun 8, 2020 11:14 AM CST

DaisyI said:Its had another week to grow so take another photo of the side growth.


Here you go.
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