My neighbors tree has had tree suckers for the last three years. They didn’t remove them and this year the suckers are about three feet tall, Unfortunately the actual tree is pretty much dead. It has not even 1 leaf on it, I guess providing nutrients and water to the suckers was all it could handle.
It is kind of sad because it was a nice tall straight tree. So I thought I would share info on tree suckers in hopes that others will know to remove suckers. If you think gardening is easy and doesn’t require a whole lot of work and knowledge, you are sadly mistaken. While gardening for some is a part time activity, for many others it is a passion that they put a lot of work into it. This article was written to help introduce those people who may not know anything about tree or plant suckers.
The instructions for identifying and removing tree suckers is from Gardening Know How. Another thing that should be removed is water spouts, which look like new branches except it is on a branch and shoots straight up. The author is quite knowledgeable on this topic which many a gardener has no doubt run up against. The information is presented in a way that makes it very easy to read and to understand.
Benefits of reading the Gardening Tips: Identify and Control Tree Suckers