Hi. I've got these things growing out of my stone wall and they are right up against a bush I don't want to destroy. What are they and I don't know how to get rid of them. I keep cutting them but they just keep growing. Any advice? Thanks.
Ramsey County Minnesota
The tree shoots in your photo could possibly be from an Elm. If you are interested in eradication and you are unable to dig out you will need to cut down and use chemical to get to the roots. Glyphosate is the best choice. In order to not damage the shrub you want to retain you must just treat the stumps of what you cut off. You can use a paint brush or rag, dipped in glyphosate, to place the chemical directly on what you want to get rid of. Be careful to not get on any plant material you want to live.