Schubert Choke Cherry – Suckering
I have a Schubert Choke Cherry in my front yard. It was planted by the builder of our house 10 years ago. This is the first summer that the tree is sending out 'shoots' or 'suckers' all over the yard and into the neighbor's yard. My husband and I have been cutting them out, but the tree continues to produce them. Is there a cause for this? How can I stop it from doing this?
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Single stem young saplings can simply be cut off at ground level and they will die. More established saplings that have already branched will need to be cut off and their cuts painted with Roundup to prevent them from regrowing. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/weed-identification-control/weed-trees.htm