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Staghorn sumac. Near to my inherited staghorn tree I have lots of suckers coming up in my rockery. 😖 My question is if I treat these suckers with a chemical to kill them will that feed back to the main tree? Are the suckers connected via root system? I would like to get rid of the tree eventually but not just yet. Thanks




yes the suckers are connected to the tree and any chemicals added to the suckers will travel to the main tree.
sever the sucker underground root runner then you can poison the sucker. however this will possibly stimulate even more suckers.

24 Jul, 2019


You could try a simple contact weed killer instead of systemic

25 Jul, 2019


Thank you Seaburngirl and Grandad gardener. Will try the contact weed killer for now.

25 Jul, 2019

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