Growth Types That Weaken Trees
Weak growth patterns on trees can weaken the plant because these unwanted growths redirect resources away from the main branches while also compromising the healthy form of the tree. Learn to recognize weak growth types so you can prune them away before permanent damage occurs. Suckers Suckers are a real problem on some types of trees. Lilacs, apple trees, and many types of hardwood trees are prone to producing suckers around the base of the trunk or up from a main root.