Question about shoots/growth from apple tree base
I have two 8' dwarf apple trees that are about 5 years old. One is a gala and is a fuji. The gala has a TON of growth/shoots/small trees with leaves growing up from the root ball. I will attempt to post pictures. My questions is - what are they and what do I do? Leave them be? Replant them somewhere else (are they individual apple trees) ? Prune them off and clip them ? I just don't know what to do and don;t want them to hurt the tree. They are not weeds. They are coming from the same trunk/root ball.