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Q.Could You Please Tell Me What Is Happening To My Conifer

Zone BN44 3GF | Anonymous added on May 17, 2021 | Answered

This conifer was planted by my late father which makes it over eleven years old. Last year this strange growth appeared roughly 4.5ft above ground level. Could you please tell me what is happening and should I remove it?

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Answered on May 20, 2021

Yes, you should remove it. The tree must have been grafted and a stem from below the graft is growing. Always remove suckers as soon as you see them so they don't overtake the tree.


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