Top Questions About Quaking Aspen Trees

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Questions About Quaking Aspen Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2011

Q. Aspen Suckers

I have two aspen trees in my backyard. They are 8 years old, and last year they started to shoot up through my lawn. What can I do to keep my trees, but get rid of the sucker shoots?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 1, 2011
Certified Expert
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Cut the suckers as they come up and paint the fresh cuts with Round-up. It may take a few times but that will do it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 8, 2011

Q. Aspen Tree Suckers

I have 3 Quaking Aspen trees that are aggressively suckering. Is there any way to reduce the amount of suckers that the tree sends out?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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Trees sucker more when they are under stress Without knowing more about your trees, I cannot give a specific reason why it might be stressed, but common reasons are under-watering, pest infestation and root constriction. If you reduce the stress on the tree, the suckers will lessen.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 27, 2012

Q. Quaking Aspen Bark Fungus

Our quaking aspens have developed a coated fungus looking stuff on the bark, then they get the branch completely full of this. It is a grey looking matter, then the leaves die and they fall off. It has spread to the other aspens around it. Is there any treatment for this, or do they need to be cut down?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 28, 2012
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Asked by
Patrick T.Carney on
May 13, 2018
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Q. quaking aspen trees

my aspen buds look like they are cottonwood showing white fur?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 14, 2018
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Aspen catkins, which emerge before leaves appear, are cylindrical in shape and fuzzy, with feather-like tufts of hair adorning numerous tiny seeds.
Sounds like a normal spring tree event.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 20, 2018

Q. Follow up to tree identification

Here are 2 photos of the trees:
1) In my yard new this year
2) In the neighbor yard, about 2 story\\\’s high, about 2.5 years old or less
Thank you,
Karen Dawson
[email protected]

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 20, 2018
Certified Expert
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The first image is a Quaking Aspen Tree.
The 2nd image I can't see clearly enough to make any id for you.
This article has information on the Aspen Tree.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/aspen/planting-quaking-aspen-tree.htm

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