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Jul 17, 2016 7:39 PM CST
I have just started renting a house that has a Fuji apple tree (I'm in Los Angeles). There is a main trunk and the other stems that are coming out of the ground not off the trunk. I'm assuming I should cut those out completely leaving the main trunk. Is that right and when should I do it.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 17, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Do it now! Those suckers off the roots are killing the grafted tree (the Fuji). It is always a battle to keep rootstock from taking over. Your rootstock is winning at this point. Grumbling

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