Mary T
Mary T
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  • Raleigh, NC
Asked on Oct 14, 2017

I want to cut down a crab apple tree and let it sprout from the trunk.

Hillela G.LandsharkinncCharly
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is now the right time to do that or should I wait until about spring time.

5 answers
  • Jenney
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I would late fall when the saps not moving so fast.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 14, 2017

    According to this article, the way to propagate a crab apple tree is to remove a sucker and plant that. The other issue is knowing whether your tree was grafted onto a different base. This article might help but it really doesn't say how to figure out if your tree was grafted. Do you care if the new tree is different from the one you have? Even if it's a sprout on the tree, if it was grafted you might get a different looking tree. If you want to keep the one you have, I think it would be best to call a professional - at least for advice.


    Good luck with your crab apple tree.
  • Charly
    on Oct 15, 2017

    And why do you want to kill a perfectly good tree just to regrow it from a side sprout/sucker? Leave the tree alone and plant a sucker.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Https://ask.extension.org can advise you with info for your grow zone
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 15, 2017

    Late fall would be best :)
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