Crape Myrtle Trees

Crepe Myrtle Sprouts 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?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Crape Myrtle Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.