Dead-looking tree sprouting suckers everywhere

menkApril 28, 2014

Behind my fence in my neighbor's yard is a dead-looking tree. Nothing but brown crunchy leaves, trunk is maybe 20 ft tall. Near it are tall plants, pictured (upside-down for unknown reason). These "tall plants" are sprouting up randomly in my front lawn, up to 20 ft from the dead(?) tree. I'm curious what this tree (to be?) is.

Suckers have shiny leaves, serrated, redish tint.

Let me know if there's other info I should provide.

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menk

This is pretty much all I can see from my yard. Everything is obscured with crunchy brown dead stuff. :o( There are some vines (the darker three-leaf thingies) nearby that don't seem to be a problem or related to the situation.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 1:53AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The suckers look like a Poplar of some kind.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 4:51AM
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esh_ga

I think it is pretty well known for it's ability to sprout back after appearing dead.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 7:55AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i had a 2 foot wide ten foot long poplar trunk .... laying on the ground.. that sprouted for upwards of 2 years ...

cut each sprout at ground level.. and use something like at the link to apply one drop of round up or stumpkiller.. to the cut ... the real key here.. is the one drop.. killing trees has nothing to do with spraying ...

keep at it.. though i dont know if you will ever apply enough.. to kill the behemoth behind ...

gotta love neighbors ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 11:04AM
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menk

After seeing your suggestions about Poplar, I did a bit of Googling and so far the signs point in that direction.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 11:56PM
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