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Crabapple Tree Suckers

My 10+ yr. old crabapple has been rampantly making suckers. I cut them frequently, but they grow back within a week (although shorter). I am partially disabled, so getting under it is very difficult for me. I have heavy rocks at the base, but they grow back through the space between rocks. I’ve tried sucker spray, but that is expensive and only slows the growth by a couple more weeks. Any ideas?

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 04/29/2014 @ 2:48 pm

Trees tend to sucker when they are under stress. Lack of water is the most common reason for this, but there can be others. Without knowing more about your tree, I cannot specifically suggest what might be causing this, but if you can find the source of their stress, it should reduce the suckers. This article may also help: [1]

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