Crape Myrtle Trees
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crepe myrtle sprouts

Zone Houston, TX | Ggravescookie@hotmail.com added on March 23, 2017 | Answered

Can we use a weed eater to remove the many sprouts around the base of our crepe myrtle tree?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 25, 2017

No, this is not a good method to remove suckers from around the base of the tree.
A weed eater can easily damage the bark and trunk, which in turn can weaken the tree and make it vulnerable to pests and disease.

Use a small hand pruner to remove the suckers.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-sucker-removal-and-tree-sucker-control.htm

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