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Q.Branches Growing Off The Base Of A 10 Year Old Raywood Ash. They Appear To Be From Another Plant. Graft?

Zone Pahrump Nevada | bobcjr@peoplepc.com added on June 30, 2024 | Answered

The growth appears to be from another plant. Cant describe except they are not ash leaves. Oval, almost like lilacs. They are symmetrical around the base. I have 2 other younger (5 years old) trees from the same nursery that are not showing this issue. The tree does not seem affected in any way. Since is is the Mojave desert, and it wants to grow, ill just leave it alone. Just curious. I’m a retired Electronics Technician. And again, they are cumming out of the base of the tree, above ground.

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Answered on July 1, 2024

It could certainly be a sucker coming from under the graft point.Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see the trees in question. There could be a chance that another plant is growing from the base, as well. I'd have to see it to get an idea of what is going on.

Regardless, you should remove them as they appear. They will sap nutrients from your tree.


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