Crab Apple Trees
Q.

Suckers

Anonymous added on June 7, 2011 | Answered

Can we put anything on the base of our crabapple tree suckers? We try to cut them away, but we can't seem to keep up.

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    Nikki
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    Answered on June 8, 2011

    Trees normally start sending up more suckers when they are under more stress than usual. The best way to reduce the suckers is to figure out what is causing stress to the tree and reduce this stress. It will put out fewer suckers. This article may help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-sucker-removal-and-tree-sucker-control.htm

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