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Sumach suckers

This is getting stupid.... for the first time I have not 1, not 2 but 3 lawns that are being invaded by Sumach suckers. I've tried Praxys - it was almost as if I had fed them, not tried to kill them. How do others deal with these suckers?

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  • Chop the roots with an axe or mattock.

  • cut the offending root back at the trunk and try and get it out 

    sbk will do them but you will need about a foot of growth and leave one to two weeks after treating 

  • I've used Blaster Pro/Garlon (tryclopyr) successfully though it did take a bit of time to apply.  Mixed a strong solution up with some Roundup added for good luck............ used an old 1 litre bleach bottle with a short length of thin plastic tube attached to the spout..  Cut each sucker down to groundlevel and then put a few drops of the mixture onto the cut surface. 

    • PRO

      Staghorn a lovely tree in the right place . 

      Had one in a garden  sending out suckers but not near a lawn . 

      Simply chopped the suckers out which seemed to work but never left a clean cut on the end of the sucker , used a blunt pruning saw which gave it a ragged cut , an old time gardener once assured me its the best way to deal with suckers , pull , twist , hack but never a clean cut , others have said it will result in disease setting in so perhaps controvertial , wouldnt do it to roses but sumach suckers are usually along way off .

      The tree finally pushed a wall over so had to be removed , no more suckers but the tree was replaced , the suckers were a price worth paying but would be a different story if damaging the manicured lawn .

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    Dab of glyphosate as 20% solution direct to cut face of the suckers or the triclopyr route using Icade (Garlon) to cut face..

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