They where removed and the maintenance on the pool became much easier. . In Basement & Attic. Literlly tons of these balls are dropped every year from November to April where they clog up the drain sewers and clog up the waterways. They almost look too perfect, like drawings where each leaf is painstakingly reproduced. If you don't like showoffs, don't choose the sweet acacia for your yard. But the same objection can't be leveled at the males since they lack this undesirable feature. Find out which trees require the least maintenance. Its infertile seed pods contain shikimic acid, used to synthesize Tamiflu, a drug used to prevent or alleviate influenza infections. Really, I bought the property for the beautiful, gigantic, mature trees, which include 1 catalpa, 1 pecan, 1 mimosa, and 3 texas umbrellas. . Then once the first frost hits....about a third of the needles turn yellow and drop everywhere, covering the ground. If you think you worked hard getting the yard cleaned up, wait until you try removing sweet gum sap from a carpet. They can provide shade, scenery, and even a cool place for kids to hang out. I rated it up and am sharing. It is a totally failure. Jayme, I so agree with your information. According to Landscape Architecture Magazine: “These spots won’t kill the trees, but they’ll disfigure them so badly that you’ll wish they were dead.”. heh, you didn't even mention walnut, that's another nasty one... my parents neighborhood is full of Catalpa, Mulberry, maples, walnut, etc.... they ALL make a mess.. what the mulberries lack in direct mess they make up for in bird droppings. It will still create the same mess as its larger relative, but on a much smaller scale. I thought aspens were evil. Crape myrtles drop flowers in the summer, leaves and seed pods in the fall, and the bark peels in the winter and spring. You can't rake it or blow it and it clogs the lawnmower when you try to mow the lawn. The one in our front lawn in Michigan was a very small tree that stayed small and the branches grew out. Don’t buy a tree in less than a 15-gallon container. If you want a truly no-maintenance tree, you'll have to go artificial! Liquidambers are awesome looking trees. First they blow out huge clouds of pollen for a couple of weeks in the spring. They are hard, brown, spiky balls that can create some serious hazards. I love seeing them far away, in other people's yards! When most people think of trees they think of sturdy fixtures that have the potential to live for hundreds of years. The third was a sweet gum in front yard by drive way, well after I stepped on one of the darn hard balls and turned my ankle going to my car. If the outer shells have already fallen off, then you will have a million of these too. Then during another storm that dad gum Oak tree thanked us by getting hit by lightning. So boost your tree by stirring a couple of spoonfuls of sugar into the water before you give it to the tree Alternatively, feed the tree with some full-sugar lemonade mixed into water. Yes it has beautiful pink flowers in spring and red berries for winter interest but what a mess and a lot of work to remove seedlings and saplings that sprout up through out the spring and summer. These spiky balls are one reason you might not want to plant sweet gums too close to the house. Skip to Content. There are some fast-growing shade trees that are not recommended. Almost everyone loves a beautiful tree. Gum balls may sound appetizing, but in reality, they are neither sweet nor edible. Love the information about messy trees! If only I had enough disposable income to hire a full-time arborist /groundskeeper. This is a common reason why trees fail to thrive. At the bottom of the page, you will find a list of more messy trees to avoid, as well as a list of comparatively low-maintenance trees. In fall or after a drought, one or two trees can completely bury a yard in gigantic brown leaves. Watch out for them when you are digging for pecans; these shells can have sharp points that will puncture a tennis shoe sole. About the time that is done they literally rain the tiny yellow flowers so numerous that we have to sweep daily sometimes more than once to keep the concrete patio from feeling like you are walking on a cushion. However, the tree has some beneficial properties. The catalpa tree, (also known as a catawba tree) is a fairly common tree, so much so, in fact, that it is often considered a "weed" in certain areas. A pest or disease issue that causes canopy decline will often trigger this “new-growth” strategy from a tree. Thank you Denise! To help support its growth, the tree produces the jug lone toxin, which can be deadly to other plants and trees growing nearby. Japanese loquats--filthy mess with something dying and dropping all year long--and I don't mean the leaves, which are voluminous, but at least not moldy, filthy, or squishy, like the fruit. Ouch! Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on October 13, 2012: @Billy--Thank you very much! I am not sorry for having it chopped down - I am sure I am one of the few that don't like this classic Southern tree. I swear it dropped leaves 365 days a year and the leaves were a great pain to rake up. Over time, these trees tend to develop strange ugly-looking spots on their leaves. or they can be a nightmare. Then I started to change the landscaping in that area and I realized what I was getting myself into. If you have large, well-established trees, you may tolerate the cons because you are reticent to sacrifice the tree's shade for the time it takes a newer model to grow to adulthood. Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. MONDAY-SATURDAY 7:30AM-5PM SUNDAY 9AM - 5PM. I can say from experience though, that they will not eat anything from a Magnolia tree! Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 08, 2015: This was another great hub from you, Jaymie. These trees can often cause certain problems, especially when being planted in a yard. The large trees with the enormous blossoms and leaves. I agree, I would never have the heart to cut down a Magnolia, but I wouldn't plant one close to the house either. Many people twist there ankles and the wind brings them everywhere. The "plums of Damocles." 20 Types of Trees You Do Not Want Growing In Your Yard. Come shop the best and biggest selections for desert trees from Moon Valley Nursery! Think trees have to grow as big and tall as those 200-foot-tall redwoods? You forgot to mention Texas Umbrella (China Berry) trees. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 13, 2012: Love this and your sense of humor! The sticky substance seeping out of trees called sap is a vital part of the tree’s life. Many of their brown leaves cling to the tree throughout winter and early spring until new leaf growth begins. Whether it be a high risk of cracking, breaking, killing other plants, or simply stinking up the place – you’ll want to stay as far away from these trees as possible. Then all the leaves, dirt, and other outside debris sticks to the resin and tracks into your house. Sharon from NW Arkansas on June 05, 2019: Wow so glad to find your hub, Thank you for posting. Jacaranda, the perfect beautiful tree for someone else's yard! So why did we bother to rake up all the leaves and petals when we lived "way out in the boonies"? Ginkgo Trees produce a fruit that, to put it plainly, stinks. These trees grow quickly, require a lot of upkeep and attention in order to stay healthy. Plus, the pollen in the center of the flower left the whole yard covered in what looked to be little matchsticks. French scientists have recorded a sound trees make when they undergo drought stress. Login. The seeds and fruit from this tree are one and the same, commonly known as gum balls (and not the nice kind). And those sweet, white flowers? LIke a window, perhaps. Filthy black mold on leaves, too. For years we had very large, old oaks that rarely lost a twig during high winds. White Pines are our nightmare. The first consideration is the size of the site. And we’re not just talking about those petite bonsai trees either. Shagbark Hickory. We have them in St Thomas and they make an Oak 'Tree look clean. In addition to the twigs and branches, they shed their leaves. I live in Limousin, S W France now, and the whole area is covered in oak and sweet chestnut woodlands. This is an excellent winter food source for birds and other wildlife. Trees can be a great addition to the landscape of any yard. If you do decide to take the plunge and replace those messy trees with lower-maintenance trees, you may have to wait a while before your landscape looks complete. I guess they like the warmer climates. I see some comments about trees that I would say are normal for trees that lose their leaves in the fall. Ouch! Call Us: (602) 388-1529. My Cart. Arizona has a few varieties of evergreen trees that don’t lose leaves in the winter time! But trees don’t just save this nest-egg for when someone tries to cut them down. If they did then it would certainly take care of a lot of acorn and pecan problems. For people, these trees can be a huge pain with all of the pollen they produce. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. This is designed to be absorbed by roots and won’t benefit cut trees or flowers. I would never, ever, again buy a home where one of these trees is within a MILE. Keep in mind, however, that while evergreen trees may not shed their leaves the same way, they can drop petals, needles, and fruit, so there is still a bit of maintenance and cleanup required. Then it starts dropping the little branches that the seed pods and flowers were on. the pecans. My mother loved magnolia trees and we had one in our front yard in Michigan, along with maples and fruit trees in the back yard. They do know that the abscission layer does not entirely form. Others, however, produce acorns, which are very fascinating, but difficult to rake up. Don't forget to watch for the worms. I've got 3 crape myrtles and they don't drop much and are gorgeous. These Trees drop MILLIONS of them good for nothing balls. Golden Rain Trees - horrible mess all year long. Because lurking under that innocent carpet lay the dreaded magnolia cones. :). We don’t hate tress just use some smarts before purchasing and planting. It a 3ft diameter root ball 2 1/2 ft deep. There are two main kinds of tree: deciduous and evergreen. Trees are valuable to the urban environment and an investment of your time and money. I don't know how many problems are involved with the Dutch Elm trees anymore , but I owned a property years ago that had very large Box Elder trees in the back yard. When picking a tree, ask if the trees holds its fruit. Here are 20 types of trees you do not want growing in your yard. THIS tree should top your and every chart for dirtiest tree! Where there are neighbors to clean up... you will find 20 - 50 bags of these balls out for waste pickup. Step on an unseen cone, and you were asking for a broken ankle. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on October 15, 2012: Thank you, Les Trois Chenes for the great comment. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. They bubble. The soil gets hot, burns the mulch and leaves gaps around the roots. _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); Relentlessly. The sweet gum balls can also be turned into interesting craft projects—a far more common use for the tree's dried seed pods. I do know we never had to gather kindling wood for the winter because it was always available just outside the door. We do have an oak tree on the property, but it's very far from the house and garden areas, all by itself. Fell BEFORE it stormed. They also deposit an absolutely incredible tonnage of leaves, and not just a few at a time. It is one of the prettiest trees in the world. These leaves are small, and will easily clog gutters. Hundreds of cones a week were collected and eventually piled on a back acre. They don’t ask for a cup of tea in a parched voice—oh, no—trees get weird. It can also stain driveways, patios, landscaping, and outdoor furniture. Haha. Magnolias are a traditional element in southern landscaping. _g1.classList.remove('lazyload'); I can see why! This tree can also grow very quickly and have brittle wood. Malus trees with fruits larger than two inches in diameter are apples; anything smaller is a crab apple. As you can imagine, evergreen trees are far less messy! I don't need a 100ft tree. Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 14, 2012: I had no idea that the oak was so frequently struck by lightening. This invasive species is known for crowding out other plants, and refusing to die even when cut down. _g1.setAttribute('srcset', _g1.getAttribute('data-srcset')); Find application timing on the product label for the prevention of specific diseases. That’s what these trees offer. Deciduous trees drop their leaves in one heap in autumn, whereas evergreen trees, shed their leaves over the whole 12 months of the year. Not only can they wound you if you slip and fall onto them, but they can also roll unexpectedly, causing sprained ankles . A single tree can be covered in thousands of these grotesque little creatures (which are actually caterpillars), earning the catalpa the nickname of "fish bait" tree. Every morning, (and I do mean EVERY morning) of the year, they had shed enough small branches to create small brush piles. In someone else's yard. All of the cones had to be gathered daily by hand, and disposal was a challenge. Ash trees are pretty cool. Unfortunately, I do not own any of these. Maybe the developer thought this was a great idea. 5 Trees To Shade Your Desert. . 50 or so of these seed pods can be glued together to form a topiary, basket, or wreath for a Thanksgiving decoration. Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on October 17, 2012: Great pictures you used as examples of these trees. They began growing 5000 years ago: about the … Great hub. Answer: Yes! It will seem as though every leaf on the tree counted to three and then let go, all at once. That, my friends, is a lot of pecan pies. They said " only if you take them all." Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 15, 2012: Hi Sharkye11-I just added your hub to my Tree hub. They were still there after a decade, and I suppose they are still there now. Cost to us to trim up beautiful old tall oak to save. However, all trees may not satisfy your needs through their lifetime, hence, avoid planting the above-mentioned trees in your backyard. I've never had the pleasure of being around walnuts, but I can definitely agree about the mulberries! Tree roots pushed it out of ground. Trees can be a gorgeous and worthwhile addition to your yard . Black walnut trees can be harmful to other things growing in your yard. Plums--squishy, rotting fruit through July and August, squashed all over your walkways and patio. First they drop their leaves, then the seed pods which are inside what appears to be a cross between a leaf and a flower petal. Fossilized remains of Magnolias have been found dating back 68 million years, And of course, don't forget those lightning-safe beeches (genus. If you are looking for big trees grown faster, these fast growing trees will do the job! But what if one day you look out the window and realize that it’s mid-winter and your tree hasn’t lost its leaves. I grew up with large silver maples and while in spring they do have their 'wing' drop it's not much and the next lawn mowing gets rid of them. I forgot to mention in the hub about all the sprouts that would have to be pulled if you don't collect all the seeds and nuts from these trees! The former lose all their leaves in fall and winter, while the latter keeps them pretty much year round, losing them very gradually. are nearly impossible to rake, meaning they almost always have to be picked up by hand. Whether it be a high risk of cracking, breaking, killing other plants, or simply stinking up the place – you’ll want to stay as far away from these trees as possible. try { NOTE: Pecan trees are also inviting to web worms, and you will often find worms and other bugs under the dense carpet of leaves, inside the husks, and burrowed into the pecans. So why didn’t my tree lose its leaves, you ask. I have seen some reasonably young, supposedly supple pecans drop branches in just a light thunderstorm. Then a fine rain of refuse through the summer. . Don’t plant a tree too deeply. They’ll tap in to this fund any time they need to convert more sunlight into energy. Like you indicated, it is just about a daily job to keep the ground cleared out from underneath that type of tree. I suppose in some places the cones are seasonal, but in southeast Oklahoma, they fell all year. Due to their tough root systems, quaking aspens can easily get out of control and try to spawn even more new trees. ... More curb appeal, less hassle. Two huge garbage bags full! Note: Like sweet gum balls, acorns (and pecans too) can be used in a variety of craft projects. I can testify to the oak shedding twigs and small branches. I asked someone for enough to make a tree. My community has sweet gum trees planted in front of every house. If you can't handle that then get an apartment. I love this hub. Make that worms. While you are busy raking leaves and twigs and large chunks of bark, you will also find the seed pods. Tree sap can do extensive damage to the paint on your house and car. They are like baseballs, easily capable of taking out a window or knocking a person unconscious. They can also work their way into crevices on your automobile where they cause some problems. It makes a distinct sound when the wind blows through the leaves and it produces large, white flowers that fill the air with sweet perfume. You could also try planting a Little Gem Magnolia, also known as the dwarf Southern magnolia. Allow the bell-shaped roots to protrude out of the ground. Particularly when planting near roads, buildings or parked cars. Several trees in the Fraxinus genus are seedless, including the “Raywood” ash (Fraxinus angustifolia “Raywood”), a 35-foot-tall deciduous tree that turns purple and red in fall. Like magnolia cones, the balls don't break down easily in compost or a rubbish pile. Mulberry trees are great for silkworms, but that’s about it. By sticking with male gingko tree selections like ‘Autumn Gold,’ ‘Fairmount,’ and ‘Saratoga,’ you can ensure a fruit- and odor-free yard year-round. Like every pretty thing though, trees require maintenance. } lead photo  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images). Here are nine native trees … These trees also like to drop twigs constantly but they provide wonderful shade so I won't be getting rid of them. The worms make excellent bait . I lived in Southern California with a pool in ground, and two 90 foot canary island pine trees. Now only 1 weed sapling (it’s life unsured ) First one Elm tree died, back with Dutch Elm disease, cost us to have removed from city street where it fell. if ( localStorage.getItem(skinItemId ) ) { 02 of 11. If you’re looking for trees for your home, don’t plant these. They need to be trimmed and pruned when their branches hang low, and someone has to clean up after they have shed their flowers, leaves, and other baubles. Four years later I have these huge trees that drop branches all the time-but when it storms the large branches drop. There are a number of varieties available that produce and drop fewer pods. Not all real Christmas trees are equal, and the best types of Christmas trees for you depend on whether you want a nice aroma, easy clean-up or strong branches. Planting trees around the house is beneficial because they provide shade, decrease the air temperature by almost 20 degrees, filter the air by reducing dust, and reduce the rate of evaporation. Photo by HQ Lightroom Presets on Unsplash. It creates drifts of cotton that sticks like crazy once it lands on landscaping (and it never biodegrades). Thank you for the chuckles. The ones I see in NC are HUGE and have a waxier leaf. The later arrivals, oak and beech, have not. 1. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 15, 2014: @moofish. So loud was the sound we jumped out of bed sound sleep. To take down and cut up and grind trunk. and I hope you really like pecan pies. A nightmare tree not mentioned was cork screw willow. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley. If you don't, you might walk in one day to find the nuts are speckled with holes, and your centerpiece crawling with little worms. They are a weed tree, grow faster than fast, almost impossible to get rid of, and when it is done dropping its golden balls in the spring it starts dropping large seed pods (12"+ x 3/4") and then the seeds just pour out of those and they seem to be the most fertile seed ever. Cleaning up the magnolia litter was a dreaded chore. My recommendation, however, would be to plant them a safe distance from your yard. We have several large full size pines surrounding our pool. Somewhere under that knee-deep crunchy carpet though, lie your prized delicacies . What are the common problems of each of these trees? Don't forget that pecan wood smells heavenly in a fireplace, and when used in a smoker gives meat a savory flavor. If you brush up against the leaves, you might find yourself covered in little friends. Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on October 15, 2012: Wow! Whether this is due to their height, or the fact that there are more species of oaks in some places than other trees, it is still something to take into consideration if you have an oak planted too close to your house. The Norway spruce has the quickest needle droprate of all popular Christmas trees however, and not recommended for any Christmas Tree that will remain indoors for any length of time. They are a delicious nut! Be sure to toast nuts and seed pods in the oven before you decide to paint them or glue them to a wreath. Far far away from mine. Ugh! We've got advice on choosing, planting and caring for trees, from fast-growing shade trees to trees that will last hundreds of years. Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 16, 2012: Hi Sharkey, I just read your comment and have to reply to this. Let me add the Flowering Crabapple Tree. I don't personally know of anyone who plants them intentionally, especially near houses, but that doesn't mean you are safe from their presence. Fallen limbs from the oak tree. The thing had broken into every irrigation, drainage system it could. This slideshow explains why you should avoid these trees in your yard. What are these little flakes and what are their purpose? I tried to remove it. The "fruit" produced by the females is a smelly, slippery nuisance, meaning that they don't make good street trees. . It was a mess to clean up but the beauty outshone it all. In fact, I didn't even realize they were magnolias until spring when the blossoms came out. A. EVER. Not that really bad weather is needed . Jayme is a writer and artist from Oklahoma who has survived 9 consecutive years of gardening wins and fails. Even if they aren't close, they are tall enough to reach quite a distance if the split, shatter, or fall. 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