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runner roots white poplar

I have a beautifull white poplar close to my kitchen garden.

The tree sends out a lot of runner roots in my kitchen garden. Shoots pop up everywhere (in the greenhouse, in my raised beds, from under the pavement. When I cut them off they grow back even harder. How can I get rid of them in an organic way whithout harming the tree. 


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Your best bet is probably to tear the shoots off the root, not cut them. If you cut them, you leave a lot of nascent growth points behind and they will simply grow again.

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