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Old 04-16-2016, 08:06 AM   #1
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i have these med sized trees on the side of my yard. if i were to cut them about 6' high, is there something i can do to make them keep growing from the trunk ?
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What kind of trees are they. I don't all of the ones that re-grow, but I have experienced maples (native Maine variety) and white birch (several varieties) will turn into a bush very quickly. Usually, one or two dominant sprouts will become trees over time.

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Ayuh,... Agreed, it depends on the species,....
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The alternative to having a tree that will regrow from the root would be to graft branches from above and get them established (long time) and then cut the tree off and have a shorter tree. The long time is because the new branches will need to be established enough to feed the remaining tree. The tree people should be able to advise.

I have never attempted grafting, but have seen apple trees with multiple varieties doing nicely.

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thanx guys. idk what they are, i think maple and some kind of berry.
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How big is the tree? Any old leaves laying around. Maples are easy to identify and the ones I cut immediately sprouted new shoots from the stump.

BTW, is this tree close to the house?

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the trunks are about 1'ish diameter and about 50' tall.

not close to houses at all. cept for when i go to cut them lower, i will have to be carefull.
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If you want a 10' tree with branches, that would take grafting. If it regrows from the roots, it will start from ground level and come up as multiple small trees. Being that big, IMO, I would remove it and the stump and plant what I wanted.

I also don't think the suckers that propagate from a cut stump will result in the shape of a tree you would like. The old stump remains as part of the root ball and as it decays it leaves the tree open to infestations. Just my opinion.

Planting new allows you to start with a bigger tree and place it exactly where you want.

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This is a little over the top but still has interesting information.


http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/...ng-your-trees/
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Ayuh,... Depends on the species,...

Box Elder, aka: california maple, stumps will kepp regrowin', til ya pull it out, 'n ya gotta get All of it out,...
'ell, cut firewood will sprout from the bottom of the woodpile,....

Big Willows will re-sprout a trunk, regardless how low ya cut it,....
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If you have a 50' tree, you can't expect to cut it at 10' and have it survive or look anything like it's suppose to. Some shrubs that grow out of control could be pruned excessively, but if I want a 50ft maple to be 10 ft because it's filling up my gutters, that's not an option. Cut the whole tree down and replant something that won't get very tall. I have a feeling you'll be quite disappointed if you try something else.
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