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RE: Poplar suckers

Subject: RE: Poplar suckers
From: "Rupert Baker"
Date: Aug 02 2021 10:08:04
Hi Jonathan, 
Don’t do it!!
Ringbarking he tree will encourage massive growth of suckers!
  Do what Jim suggests - stem injection using a cordless drill, drilling 
holes around base, squirt in neat roundup, plug holes.  I'm not BASIS 
certificated, so cannot advise on quantities etc, but it'll depend on the 
size of the tree.  I can pass on a colleague's contact details if you need to 
know more re quantities etc.
Atb
Rupert

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Jonathan Hazell
Sent: 02 August 2021 10:28
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Poplar suckers

Morning all,

I'm looking at a site where a neighbour's mature hybrid poplar (some 5m from 
the boundary) is damaging the car park surface by root expansion.

One option would be to remove the tree, but how to prevent the remnant root
mass from suckering?   Is the idea to ring-bark the tree so that it "dies
naturally" and then remove the dead standing tree?

Thanks as ever,

Jonathan

Jonathan Hazell
07501 XXXXXX
jhazell.com



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