Locust Trees

Pruning Suckers From Crown of Black Locust

pecud added on August 28, 2016 | Answered

I have a 1" sucker growing from the crown of a black locust. What effect will removing this do to the hardiness of the tree?

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Answered on August 29, 2016

Removing suckers and watersprouts (suckers that grow from the trunk, branches or crown) is good for trees and keep them growing strongly. They should be removed right away by cutting them off close to the trunk.

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