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HELP! Overtaken by hazelnuts

Posted by belgianpup Wa/Zone 7b (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 14, 12 at 1:27

I have looked online and cannot find any instructions on what I should do with my two hazelnuts. All the info says to start pruning them young. Well, they're waaaaaaaay beyond that now!

They were overgrown when I bought this place, and they're worse now. I doubt they have ever been pruned. They look like they started suckering right after the original whip was planted.

The base of suckers is about 3 feet across. I can't even guess how many suckers there are. There is no main tree trunk in the middle, it's all suckers.

So, is there anything I can do? Or do I just bring in the Chainsaw Guy and have him mow them down?

I could only find one photo online that was somewhat similar, and that's this one (I think mine is worse):


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Oh, rats! I intended to put this under NORTHWESTERN Gardening. Sorry!

RE: HELP! Overtaken by hazelnuts

  • Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 16, 12 at 15:29

Try posting this on the Trees forum.

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