We have a Cleveland Pear tree that is approximately 8-9 years old. It has been sprouting little branches from the roots since the beginning. My wife is a trooper and been picking them a few times a year but we are both tiring of it. We don't know what to do. If this is going to be ongoing , we are prepared to take it down at this point and move on to something else (fire pit, waterfall), but we really don't want to. It does provide some shade in our year.