Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? It’s on our business property. It has what appears to be shoots coming up around the trunk, but they look like weeds. I tried digging a small one out with a spade, but I barely budged it. I decided to clip them off close to the ground. Is this a mistake? I am assuming that they will grow back?? Here are the close ups of the leaves. The first one is from the tree, and the second one is from the shoots.