Question From: B. Wendt - MICHIGAN
Q: My crab trees, hawthorns and lilac trees get “suckers” at their base. Is there anything short of trimming them several times a year to control the problem? Would Roundup or hitting them with a propane weed torch do it without hurting the tree? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Bruce Wendt
Don't even think about it.You will fry your trees. The best thing to do is clip them off as soon as they appear. Bonide has a product called Sucker Punch that will also safely knock them off.