We have a tree in the front yard that has me puzzled. At the base of the trunk there are branches growing out and the leaves produced are nothing like what the tree leaves are. The tree itself produces a narrowish jagged leaf that is dark green whereas the leaves growing from the branches out of the bottom of the trunk are wide large (about 2-3 times larger than the tree leaves) and are bright green.
When you look at the tree it looks like a bush growing around the tree but when I went in to chop away what I thought was a bush I saw all the branches growing out of the trunk. About a month after I cut everything away most of the growth returned to where you couldn't tell I cut anything away.
Any ideas what is going on? I'll try to remember to take and post pictures to give everyone a better idea of what is going on.
What is the best way to prevent this growth from continuing