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What’s this and should I be worried about it?

wilde62wilde62 Posts: 12
New member here so apologies if this is in the wrong place.

I have this growing around the base of a gnarly old apple tree in my back garden and would like to be able to identify it:

Is it something I should be worried about? It puts out a very dense cluster of stems every year and it’s proving to be a real pain to dig up. Do I need to worry about it and if so, how can I get rid without harming the apple tree?


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,898
    Suckers off the apple rootstock? If that's it, I think all you can do is keep taking them off as low as you can get (below soil level if you can).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • wilde62wilde62 Posts: 12
    I’m hoping that’s all it is as the lawnmower should take care of them.
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