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Waterspouts need pruning

Suckers, also known as “water sprouts,” are notorious for sprouting from the base and 011312%20suckers Waterspouts need pruningcrotches of some trees. They grow fast and straight. These succulent shoots are more susceptible to disease and insects. Prune these suckers on a regular basis. They occur most frequently on Canada Red Cherry, crab apples, and many other trees. Over-​​fertilization may trigger the production of sprouts.

Don’t give these suckers a break!