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Q.Cutting Stray Branches Coming Off The Trunk

Zone Maryhill, Ontario, Canada | Anonymous added on June 2, 2021 | Answered

I have a dwarf flowering crabapple that is flowering very nicely except for some stray branches coming off the trunk. They are very high and ruining the look of the tree. Can I safely cut off the branches that are coming off the trunk but not flowering.

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Answered on June 2, 2021

If they are high on the tree they are waterspouts. Suckers that come from the base of the tree or the roots are from grafted trees.


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