Ornamental Crab Apple unwanted shoots

Asked July 20, 2018, 10:07 AM EDT

Hi, We took down one of our ornamental crab apple trees last year. This spring, we had a person come out and grind up the stump. We now are having a few of the shoots coming up through the grass. Can you recommend something to stop or kill them? I really appreciate your help! Thanks, Val

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Trees send up suckers as a survival mechanism. They will not survive if you just keep mowing them off.