I have several fruit trees all in good condition, all around 2 years old.
One of them is a morello cherry. He was bought as a one year Old.
On its second year, I missed pruning and ultimately he grew dozens of tiny branches all the way up the main stem which I have now trimmed, only leaving 4-5 buds to allow it to grow in a goblet shape which is working well. The main stem of the tree is also very strong and well established.
This tree, for reasons unknown to me keeps growing new stems from the roots. I know all trees will try that and the others do as well but in a quantity which is nothing compared to this one. If I let it, I probably would end up with 2 main stems!! I have tried to increase the compost around it to deprive the roots of light. Adding a bigger layer of mulch as well. All trees are fed regularly, all healthy. I do not use chemicals, it's all 100% organic tree care. I live in Gloucestershire UK
I am stumped with this one. Any ideas?