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    Root stock?

    We moved to a home where we have two apple trees. Terrific apples but, over the past couple of years there is an increased amount of new growth from the base of the tree. Is this root stock? What does that mean? What do we need to do to get rid of this new growth?

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    RE: Root stock?

    Apple trees do tend to send up suckers more than other trees do. (which is what you're seeing) You'll definitely want to cut those as they're just taking energy away from the rest of the tree. Just part of the fun of maintaining apple trees.

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