However, if you feed, water and mulch to keep them healthy, they should be fine.
pruning old trees Oct 16, Ditto Jupes. Are the mop tops related to the honey locust [I think that's what they were called, they had bright yellow flowers] trees. A friend had them in her garden and while I don't remember them suckering, they did produce prodigious amounts of seedlings.
Jan 27, Hereof, how do you remove the top of a mop tree? I would poison it before getting it removed. Scrape/ slice bark off the trunk and apply roundup. Snip the top of any suckers,neighbours yard as well and apply roundup straight away.
Keep doing that until the tree is dead and suckers stop popping up,then call someone to remove the dead tree. Aug 04, You can also cut down the mature trees and heavily spray the stumpdelimbing.bar are systemic sprays that will work down to the roots.
As long as more sprouts keep coming up, continue spraying. If you can reach some roots, you can speed up the process.5/5(K). Aug 06, Normally you would only have to cut back your Mop Tops every few years. If you are growing your Mop Tops in a very confined area you can keep them small by pruning hard every year.
Mop Tops are very hardy but they are not indestructible. When planting your Mop Tops they require plenty of sunshine and moderate to good stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jul 05, Google pleaching, you can create the effect you are after with most trees and control it how you want.
Yes robinia will sucker, you can either deal with it and cut off the suckers as needed or pleach another variety like a lagerstroemia (new cultivars ie"indian summer") or pyrus.
Also you could just put a trellis up top (wire or lattice etc.