I have many large poplar trees growing, which is fine; however, the small shoots are spouting up everywhere. I cannot contain them. I know they shoot off suckers but my garden is being taken over and I don’t know what to do! The shoots under ground are very strong and difficult to pull out, not to mention ruining the dirt around my other plants. Please help!
We have a very large tulip poplar, which was very healthy before lightning struck it last week. The lightning strike started at a knot in the tree where a branch had been pruned years ago. The lightning damage then ran down the large trunk of the tree to the ground from the knot, leaving about a 3-4 inch strip of removed bark and exposing the internal part of the tree. The trunk of the tree is about 4-5 feet in circumference. Will this tree heal itself? Is there anything special in the way of treatment that we need to do to help it survive?
I want to know how you can start poplar trees from prunings. I have tried cutting a limb and putting it in water with root stimulator with no results. The water goes sour and the tree does nothing. I have had good results with willows, but can’t seem to get the poplar to take.
I have an number of trees, Poplar, Aspen and Pine, that are dying in one particular area of my property. I have noticed a large number of ant hills and trees that have ants in their cores. Is it possible that the ants are killing these trees?