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Are these tree suckers or something else?

Hi everyone, 
I’m not green fingered at all so need help. Are these tree suckers? They are coming from the bottom of a plum tree and have had a couple of similar things sprouting nearby. A couple of them have grown fairly tall. Any help appreciated. 

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  • abby.07abby.07 Posts: 9
    They look like tree suckers to me
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    abby.07 said:
    They look like tree suckers to me
    ... and to me 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873
    edited July 2019
    Pull them off as low as you can get . If you cut them off they resprout.  It is coming from the rootstock, so will not give the same type of plums as the top of the plant.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Ok. And is it likely they would also sprout from soil surrounding the tree nearby? Not directly from the tree itself? Had something similar there 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873
    They will also come up from roots some feet away, especially if the root is damaged by digging.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,139
    Yes, plum suckers.
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