October 15, 2011
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My next door neighbor’s little aspen grove has started to invade my front yard and I would like the best method to get rid of the volunteer saplings. I mow them down two to three time a week but they just will not die back. As this is in my lawn I do not want to use Round-up.
I understand that you may want to spray Round-up on the lawn, but have you considered painting the seedlings individually. If you cut the seedling and you paint the cut, the seedlings will die. The alternative is to keep cutting them down. They will eventually run out of energy and die off.
To keep new ones from sprouting, consider adding a pre-emergent like Preen to your lawn regimen. It will keep the aspens from sprouting and will help keep weeds down as well.
One of the Aspen trees was near our ramada and, as the wind blew, the tree scraped against the ramada. This caused the bark to be removed from one quarter of the tree. What can I do to repair the tree?
I would treat the area with some fungicide to keep out diseases, but other than that, I would leave it alone. The tree will heal over better and faster if the wound is left open to heal itself. As long as the bark is not removed all the way around, the tree can recover fine.
Here is more information:
These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/how-to-protect-trees-from-deer.htm
My aspen tree is oozing a lot of dark brown liquid out of what appears to be bored holes. I don’t know if it is sap or not. It looks very unhealthy and in wondering if I have to cut it down. I don’t really want to but if it is a disease I will so it doesn’t spread to my other trees. I’m uploading a photo so you can see it and hopefully have some advice for me.
Thank you very much for your time, Matt.
You forgot to upload the photo but let me give this my best shot. This could be a poplar borer infestation. I would review the following article and if you agree, follow one of the recommended control options:
I have a beautiful aspen tree in my backyard that has leafed every spring. It is now late June and it has not leafed. There are brown buds on all the limbs. Lower limbs some are dead, but some bend and are still supple. What should I do? Thank you.
The brown buds sound as if they are damaged, perhaps by a late cold front. I would snip off the dead growth so that new growth can come through. For additional help with non-leafing of trees, this article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm
What should we do if we have baby Aspen trees growing in our backyard? Aren’t they considered what they call, “Tree Suckers”? Would removing these Aspen trees, benefit our lawn and other plant life, as well as wild plant life? If so, what would be the best and/or easiest way?
Removal of an Aspen tree and its seedlings is not easy task.
Here are a couple of links for you.