Ash Trees
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Removing Tree Suckers

Anonymous added on December 14, 2010 | Answered

I was just wondering if I remove the suckers from the base of my Claret ash trees, and could I paint over the stub left to stop any further growth?

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Heather
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Answered on December 18, 2010

That would like not stop the suckers. Typically when trees are putting out suckers, it is because they are stressed. I would check to see if the tree is getting enough water, enough fertilizer and is not over watered. Checking for pests is also helpful. All of these things can stress a tree and cause them to start suckering.

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