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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    December 18, 2010
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    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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    Heather on
    April 17, 2011
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    Unfortunately, ash trees in the country are facing an epidemic. There is a bug called the emerald ash borer that is attacking and killing ash trees across the country. You are describing classic signs of this pest.

    I would recommend having the tree looked at by a tree specialist to determine if this is the problem and be prepared to need to have the tree removed and destroyed to help keep this serious problem from spreading. Here is more information:
    http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/E-2938.pdf

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    Nikki on
    April 15, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 27, 2011
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    Yes, you can grow a new tree from suckers as long as you have a good section of root.

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    Nikki on
    June 3, 2011
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    I would recommend Bt on the tree. Since the parent moth flies into the tree to lay eggs, treating the base will not help. This article has more information:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/tent-worms-tent-caterpillar-home-remedy.htm

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    Nikki on
    June 14, 2011
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    Yes, you can grow a new tree from suckers as long as you have a good section of root. You're right in thinking that only one shoot should be saved. The smaller the shoot, the more success you'll have.

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    Nikki on
    July 10, 2011
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    Yes, given the appropriate growing conditions, it should be fine.

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