Trees and shrubs: removing suckers and seedlings

Many trees, shrubs and woody climbers can send up suckers from their roots which, if left, will turn into another plant. Tree and shrub seedlings may also be a nuisance, as they are often numerous and can quickly spread, becoming deep-rooted.

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Suckers on sorbus

Quick facts

Suitable for: All climber, shrub and tree seedlings and suckers
Timing: Any time. Weedkillers must be applied immediately to fresh pruning cuts
Difficulty: Moderate

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