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This seems somewhat self-explanatory but I guess some folks don’t know what to look for. That varitey you showed was a good example because of the stricking difference betwee the two. Great video Mike. I am always envious of your maples
I have a grafted tree in my yard that keeps getting big suckers from the bottom of the tree. The more I trim them off the thicker they come back. Anyway to get rid of these permanently?
Chris, you have to cut them all the way back to the stem of the tree, then remove any new growth as soon as it appears in the bud stage. Most people don’t cut the suckers back far enough.
I recently came to see your website and enjoyed your video’s and tips.
I work in a tree nursery for 3 years now and every day im exited to learn more and more. I’m 30 years old and i still need to learn much.
I’m going to start my own little maple nursery in the backyard. Its a small yard so im ging to grow them in pots.
The only thing i’m worried about is the burning sun in the summer and the freezing tempatures in the winter cause they will stay in pots all the time. Any suggestions ?
I live in Belgium where it can be very very hot in the summer and in the winter it can get below minus 18 degrees.
Wim, you can create shade easy enough in the summer and you need to cover the plants for the winter like this http://www.freeplants.com/how-to-build-a-hoop-house.htm
Hey Mike , i will take those tips with me as im building the hoop house , for in the summer i will use a shadow net for the time when they are still young plants.
thank you very much,
have a good day !
Mike, I have apple trees that sucker at and below ground level. I keep cutting them off and they keep coming back. Is there any way to stop my apple trees from growing suckers?
Franny, when I have to deal with suckering trees I get really aggressive and remove the suckers at their sources with a spade. If you just cut them off at or near ground level all you are doing is suggesting to them that they should branch out. I take a spade, using it horizontally, and remove the suckers direct at their source. Best to do this when the tree is dormant, because root damage does occur.
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