Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Agriculture & DIY Forums > Lawn, Garden, Plants & Trees Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-30-2018, 02:02 PM
JarettD JarettD is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JarettD is on a distinguished road
Default new to the forum with a question

hello everyone, i have planted about 150 prarie sky poplar around my yard about 5 years ago and i guess i let them get away from me. i have many trees that have grown suckers or shoots that have grown almost as big as the main stem itself. my question is will i kill the tree if i remove this, (some trees have multiple suckers that can be as tall as 16'


thanks a bunch
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-30-2018, 02:58 PM
FrancSevin's Avatar
FrancSevin FrancSevin is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 11,081
Thanks: 6,304
Thanked 9,204 Times in 2,981 Posts
FrancSevin has a spectacular aura aboutFrancSevin has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: new to the forum with a question

Quote:
Originally Posted by JarettD View Post
hello everyone, i have planted about 150 prarie sky poplar around my yard about 5 years ago and i guess i let them get away from me. i have many trees that have grown suckers or shoots that have grown almost as big as the main stem itself. my question is will i kill the tree if i remove this, (some trees have multiple suckers that can be as tall as 16'


thanks a bunch
This is typical of the species. You can sparingly apply a non systematic Brush killer to new shoots. Like Round-Up. But I would advise against doing so to kill the adult sucker trees

It won't hurt to cut them or dig them up. However I would be careful about using a Herbicide brush killer to execute the stumps.

Stump dissolvers, (Stump Out) will dissolve them without continuing into the parent tree.
__________________
Proudly Deplorable
When criminal justice is supplanted by social justice there is no justice.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to FrancSevin For This Useful Post:
Doc  (05-01-2018), TiredRetired (04-30-2018)
  #3  
Old 04-30-2018, 04:12 PM
TiredRetired's Avatar
TiredRetired TiredRetired is offline
Mr Lovable
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Green Mountain State
Posts: 11,650
Thanks: 6,950
Thanked 14,031 Times in 5,055 Posts
TiredRetired has a spectacular aura aboutTiredRetired has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: new to the forum with a question

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrancSevin View Post
This is typical of the species. You can sparingly apply a non systematic Brush killer to new shoots. Like Round-Up. But I would advise against doing so to kill the adult sucker trees

It won't hurt to cut them or dig them up. However I would be careful about using a Herbicide brush killer to execute the stumps.

Stump dissolvers, (Stump Out) will dissolve them without continuing into the parent tree.
Round Up is NOT what it used to be. I find Agent Orange works much better and faster. Be sure to wear rubber gloves and a respirator.
__________________
In God We Trust, With TRUMP We Prosper!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TiredRetired For This Useful Post:
Doc  (05-01-2018), jim slagle  (04-30-2018)
  #4  
Old 05-01-2018, 06:08 AM
pixie's Avatar
pixie pixie is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern New Hampshire
Posts: 2,230
Thanks: 600
Thanked 325 Times in 152 Posts
pixie is on a distinguished road
Default Re: new to the forum with a question

In general, you can trim off one third of the foliage of a tree and it will survive.
Might want to paint the cuts with tree wound stuff or old , thick latex paint.
__________________
Live Free or Die
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to pixie For This Useful Post:
Doc  (05-01-2018), EastTexFrank (05-01-2018), jim slagle  (05-01-2018), Melensdad  (05-01-2018)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to Forum, JW-67 track question Argofixer Snowcat Repairs, Parts & Problems Forum 33 09-01-2013 11:59 PM
Question About Debate and Discussion Forum pirate_girl Open Forum 12 09-16-2010 07:39 PM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com