1. Unwanted Poplar Trees

Asked by Anonymous - May 5, 2011

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!

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2. Tree Sap

Asked by Anonymous - May 24, 2011

Both my poplar trees are losing sap and one of the branches is dead. What can I use to stop the sap from leaking?

3. Poplar Tree Roots

Asked by Anonymous - June 11, 2011

How do you kill the roots of a poplar tree that was cut down about a month ago in which the stump is still there? The roots are growing fine and sending up shoots.

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4. Lightning Damage

Asked by nextstage55 - August 13, 2011

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?

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  • It should be able to survive. Keep an eye on the wound, but do not seal it. Sealing it can trap disease into the wound. Treat the wound with a fungicide every could of months to help keep out rot and keep a sharp eye out for insects. If you see insect activity in the wound, treat it immediately. Over time, the tree will heal the wound, though there may be a scar.

5. Hybrid Poplars

Asked by Anonymous - September 4, 2011

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.

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6. Branches Dying

Asked by Anonymous - April 7, 2012

I think the branches are dying on my poplar tree.

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7. Dying Trees

Asked by Anonymous - May 25, 2012

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?

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  • It sounds like you may have a fungus on the trees that are killing them. You can treat the trees with a fungicide, but it sounds like the fungus is pretty far progressed. You may want to bring a tree expert in to look at the trees and see if they have additional suggestions.

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