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Does this look like a sycamore?

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WhatToDo99 Sun 02-Apr-17 21:28:15

I've found this tree in my garden. I haven't planted it, it's just randomly grown next to a pear tree that I've got - can that happen?

I think it's a sycamore? Is that right?

MrsBertBibby Sun 02-Apr-17 22:49:02

I'd say so.

They get everywhere.

RedBugMug Sun 02-Apr-17 22:50:33

looks like it.

sunnyhills Mon 03-Apr-17 09:47:14

If it is a sycamore I'd get it out as soon as you can .

highinthesky Mon 03-Apr-17 09:51:46

They have a nasty habit of seeding everywhere. So yes, I'd get rid.

highinthesky Mon 03-Apr-17 09:55:23

Btw if you see these evil things everywhere your know the sycamore source is close to hand.

bookbook Mon 03-Apr-17 10:00:47

yes sycamore - as others say - get rid - tough to dig out once more than a seedling too.

RedBugMug Mon 03-Apr-17 11:14:51

they have enormous tap roots. will be diffcult/impossible to
pull out.

WhatToDo99 Mon 03-Apr-17 11:15:57

Ok thanks. I've got some powerful stump remover weedkiller so I'll chop down what I can and then attack it with that.

yamadori Tue 04-Apr-17 19:14:42

Go easy with putting down stump killer - you could end up finishing off your pear tree as well.

WhatToDo99 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:41:05

Thanks. I hope it worked ok, I diluted to the strength you use on weeds, and applied it just to the open trunk where I'd broken it off and the leaves. I hope it avoids the pear tree, I love it!

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