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Re: Poplar suckers

Subject: Re: Poplar suckers
From: Jonathan Hazell
Date: Aug 02 2021 10:09:56
Thanks Rupert,

I'm trying to deter my client so that's useful advice, thank you.

Jonathan

Jonathan Hazell
07501 XXXXXX
jhazell.com



On Mon, 2 Aug 2021 at 11:08, "Rupert Baker" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
wrote:

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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