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May 29, 2018 11:54 AM CST

I have this new growth shooting out of my peony. It is attached to a thick wood trunk underneath. Is it part of plant or a weed.
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May 29, 2018 11:57 AM CST
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Name: LG
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Welcome Wiggle,
In my opinion your local squirrel has buried a walnut in your nice soil around your Peony. Try to carefully dig down and remove all of the root!

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LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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May 29, 2018 1:17 PM CST

Yep, looks like a walnut.

Would have been easier to pull it when it just sprouted, but it still needs to removed. Try to carefully dig/pull the invader out without damaging the peony or its roots.
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May 29, 2018 1:34 PM CST

I pulled all the growth out to find a huge trunk down there right in the middle. I just moved here 2 months ago and this house sat empty for 2 years. So I guess it just grew unchecked. I am so scared I will hurt my peony try to dig it out, but will give it a go
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May 29, 2018 3:20 PM CST
Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
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Look like a walnut tree, get it out.
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