Posted: 18/10/2014 at 19:41
Minky..........in most circumstances, the tree will only throw up suckers when it is cut down, damaged or otherwise too drastically pruned. Planting it with a plastic sheet will do little good.
They are beautiful trees but in the average domestic situation, they can be a disaster waiting to happen..........maybe not for you in the short term but possibly later on....either for you or whoever takes your garden on in later years.
There are a number of equally attractive trees which you could consider.......just as much pleasure but far less angst