Suckers in my yard
I’ve got what seem to be suckers coming up in my yard. Every year they spread further and further. When I started digging them up I noticed they are coming from roots under ground. Some of the roots are 3/4” in diameter and 5’ long, after they snap off when I try and pull them out. The leaves on the suckers resemble those of two lilacs I have. Are the roots/suckers coming from the lilacs? I only have two trees in my backyard, a poplar and maple. Thank you.
Washington County Minnesota
Poplars and lilacs are both capable or producing suckers at a considerable distance from the parent plant. If the leaves resemble lilac more than poplar, lilac is probably the source.
Does this mean to get rid of the suckers I should probably get rid off my lilacs?