I keep finding volunteer trees on my property that are not a variety or in a place I want (in my shrubs, next to the garage, etc. ). I also tried to remove several trees to find that now more trees are growing in the trunk. How do I take care of both these problems? Does it require spraying the dead trunks every year?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm
We live out on the plains of Colorado, and we have some small trees planted by the previous owner (so I'm not sure what they are). I was told they are red Chinese something, anyway we have had two very, very dry winters and all the trees died. From the base, as always, we have suckers. My father-in-law said I can pick good stalks, trim away the rest, and I should have a good tree. What should I do?
You can grow a new tree from the suckers. If you dig around the base of the sucker, check to see if it has its own root system. If it does, you can simply dig it out and cut it away from the parent plant. Then place it in a pot and give it plenty of water until you see new growth. Then it can be planted out in the ground.
If you do not see that it has its own root system, scrape a little bark away from below the soil line on the sucker and then cover the wound back up with soil. Check back every month or so until you see roots develop and then follow the instructions above.
I purchased two bare-root trees. I did not soak them before planting. I had them two days in my garage in a black plastic bag with wet hay in there. My son dashed out and planted them for me. I am worried that the roots were too dry. Also, one of the tree's collar is above ground level. Is it ok to mound dirt up high enough to cover that part?
You can mound up the soil to the collar. They should be ok, as long as they are kept well watered.
Not sure what kind of tree I have, but there are balls forming around the branches of my tree and I am picking up leaves where the forming balls have been. Do you know what this is and how I can get rid of them? I don't want to lose my tree.
It sounds like galls. Whether they are harmful or not depends on the tree. This article covers some of the more common ones:
Isn't there some paint/spray that will prevent the regrowth of the sucker shoots that you have removed? It is a never ending battle.
Cut the suckers and paint the fresh cuts with undiluted Round-up. This will get into the root system and kill the roots. It may take a month or so, but it will work. You can also try using a reciprocal saw to cut the roots out of the ground.
I have a tree with 5 trunks (not the kind with only one) that was bent pretty bad with the 20+' of snow we had this winter. Nothing broke and it seemed to bounce back slightly in spring. Then came the leaves on the tree and it is back to very bent again. What can I do to keep them upright and not break? Can it be saved and maybe tied?
To correct the lean, tie a rope around the "tree" trunk and anchor it in the direction you wish the tree to go. Use a piece of garden hose over the rope where it touches the tree to protect the plant. Tighten the rope a little every few weeks to pull it back into the right angle. This will correct it without hurting the tree.
I remember several years ago my uncle helped me with this problem. He had me spray a combination of water with some Clorox bleach onto the bare areas of the tree. I have the same problem on a 10-year-old tree currently, and I was wondering what you recommend.
This artilce should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm