nannyberry shoots


Am getting rid of a nannyberry. Many little shoots all around.
How to get rid of those, or will just taking down the main tree do the job?


Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) tends to spread via root suckers.  These new shoots pop up around the original base of the shrub.  This results in several stems, not just one.  I’d suggest removing all the stems and any shoots you find.  If more shoots pop up over the next couple of years, yank them out, too!  Sometimes it takes extra vigilance — and time — to get rid of suckering plants.