It’s Best To Rid Your Tree of Suckers Before the Problem Grows

“Sometimes a tree’s trunk doesn’t rise elegantly from the ground. Small sprouts or stems stick up around the base. These are called “suckers,” and it’s best to cut them off close to the ground, according to the Plant Clinic of The Morton Arboretum. If you neglect suckers, a tree may come to be surrounded by an untidy ring of them…”

-The Morton Arboretum