That, my friends, is a lot of pecan pies. Research the best alternatives to grow over septic systems, such as: White ash makes the list of the worst trees to grow in your yard if you are an allergy sufferer. American Elm must be at least 15-years-old before it will bear seed. Sadly, I don't think many towns approve of keeping pigs in your yard. What a mistake. Had a wooden privacy screen put in at edge of patio. They poop out honeydew, which falls as tiny, sticky droplets, making a mess of any cars, buildings, or decks below. In the spring, they might produce lovely flowers, and in the autumn, some brilliantly colored leaves. 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. These trees also like to drop twigs constantly but they provide wonderful shade so I won't be getting rid of them. That is why you will often see this particular type planted in parks and along roadsides: namely, Gleditsia triacanthos var. I got 7 Cords of Elm. Aphids are tiny insects that insert their straw-like mouthparts into the tree to drink the sap. You didn't want to mow over too many of them, because they would congeal under the mower and create a mess. Tree sap can do extensive damage to the paint on your house and car. Right now, I'm smack dab in the pecan catkins removal stage. Took my time all year... but you dont mess with Elm. . There are varying degrees of messiness. Here are some recommended trees for us lazy landscapers, but keep in mind that while these trees don't shed as drastically as the five listed above, they do still drop leaves, fruit, flowers, etc. They are enjoyable, ornamental trees. Second one very Large Oak during Ice storm 2009 broke limbs... one when thru patio swing top, one thru husbands truck window, one when thru roof of house. I never suspected. One strong selling point is that lacebark elm has proven to be more resistant to Dutch elm disease, a deadly disease that often befalls other types of elm trees. 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. Tree Huggers should read, then come rake my large yard ! It will still create the same mess as its larger relative, but on a much smaller scale. The tree will also benefit from the extra water to replace what aphids take. The reasons for regret when it comes to selecting a tree can be varied, but the main reasons cited when afterthoughts occur are: Think hard about these nine landscape trees before planting them on your property. Fast growing and adaptable, this is a good choice when you want a shade tree for a small landscape. Cleaning up the magnolia litter was a dreaded chore. They almost look too perfect, like drawings where each leaf is painstakingly reproduced. Photo by HQ Lightroom Presets on Unsplash. As its name implies, the disease only affects elm trees, so if you see a tree with the symptoms of Dutch elm disease, you can safely conclude it is an elm. These little black seeds then start to grow their own crop of trees everywhere they come to rest soil or not. Fell BEFORE it stormed. The veins of the leaf are usually very visible too. Jayme is a writer and artist from Oklahoma who has survived 9 consecutive years of gardening wins and fails. They can also work their way into crevices on your automobile where they cause some problems. The shedding bark can also make a mess year-round, clogging drains and becoming a general nuisance in communities with a large patch of Chinese elm trees. The ones in NC are probably the same as the ones here in OK. I was glad to leave the magnolias behind, for sure. There is about one month where the shade is wonderful before the whole process starts over again. Plums--squishy, rotting fruit through July and August, squashed all over your walkways and patio. :). Joined Dec 15, 2007 Messages 1,502 Age 38 Location According to the forestry service, oaks are more likely than other trees to be struck by lightning, (with beeches being the least likely.) I love this hub. Let me add the Flowering Crabapple Tree. Some trees are nice. These nuts are also a potential health hazard, as you can easily slip and fall on them. Last Edit: Apr 28, 2018 20:05:22 GMT -5 by drlj His heart was like a battered guitar; worn and scuffed from a life spent out on the road, but still capable of bringing forth beautiful music. Our Services. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 13, 2012: Our home is surrounded by large oak trees and whether it is due to last years severe drought in Houston or not...they are dropping acorns this year like never before. Medium to fast-growing, this elm adapts to many soil conditions and is relatively free from the diseases ravaging other elm species, making it a tough and durable tree for any situation. I actually read an article defending those trees, saying that sweet gum balls were soft and pretty. It is likely that your elm is infested with elm leaf beetles. My gutters were constantly full . The worms make excellent bait . Aphids adore tulip poplars but rarely impact their … Dutch elm disease (DED) is the most devastating shade tree disease in North America. I'm a landscape architect and these are the sorts of things that everyone should know before planting trees. 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. 46 reviews of Tree People "We are extremely happy with the work James did with our large Elm tree. Our local park and city landscaping along some of our streets are full of sweet gum trees, and I was contemplating getting one because of their beautiful fall colors. If you can't handle that then get an apartment. Find out which trees require the least maintenance. Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 14, 2012: I had no idea that the oak was so frequently struck by lightening. Trees can be a gorgeous and worthwhile addition to your yard . Some oak trees are sturdier than others. or they can be a nightmare. But the kind shown in the picture is podless—problem solved. Unfortunately, I do not own any of these. Interesting information here! And that fall I was impressed with the color. This is no doubt why people thought it was handy to plant pecan trees close to their houses. I've never had the pleasure of being around walnuts, but I can definitely agree about the mulberries! (2 Trees). . For the comment and the link! But there is a problem with many types: The flattened seed pods are a bother to rake up. Its large leaves add to the litter. But if these habits seriously bother you, you'll have to look for another tree species entirely, since all the oaks produce acorns and flower catkins of some type. The seed capsules of this tree (which is also known as bougainvillea goldenrain tree) travel widely and sprout everywhere—and we mean everywhere. I am killing off about 1000 of those seedlings every year. They also produce fluffy white flowers and long, skinny seed pods. I hate them!!!!! Choices for hypoallergenic trees include: American Sweetgum. !! It will seem as though every leaf on the tree counted to three and then let go, all at once. And those sweet, white flowers? I saw a yard once that was bordered by 12 sweet gum trees. I did not realize until I lived in NC that there are actually two types of magnolia trees. So as much as I love them, the mess is neverending. Dec 1, 2009. They constantly shed their needles in the pool and would clog the filter. Learn tips for creating your most beautiful (and bountiful) garden ever. Chinese elms are also difficult to eradicate in communities where they have become undesirable, cheerfully putting up seedlings after they are cut down and developing tangled root systems which can tear up sidewalks, streets, and … 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. EVER. Hit one with the mower? I guess they like the warmer climates. I live in Limousin, S W France now, and the whole area is covered in oak and sweet chestnut woodlands. If you want a truly no-maintenance tree, you'll have to go artificial! Elm saplings are also one of deer’s … crepe myrtle (even tho it is a shrub) - i am surprised you did. After a small rain shower with light winds. I have used the sweet gum balls in craft projects and the people were HAPPY to have me collect them from their yard. If you want to keep any nice enough to eat, you will have to string bird-netting under and make a hobby of it, but who can eat hundreds of plums, anyway? Using the common name, "maidenhair trees" will help you remember an important fact: It is specifically the female that is messy. I lived in Southern California with a pool in ground, and two 90 foot canary island pine trees. Paid $350 but now there gone! The trees began dying from Dutch elm disease (DED), which is thought to have arrived in the U.S. with a shipment of elm veneer logs from Europe. Watch out for them when you are digging for pecans; these shells can have sharp points that will puncture a tennis shoe sole. This tree stands 10 to 12 feet high, with a slightly greater spread. I was amazed to hear that oaks are the most likely to be struck by lightning. This was the funniest and most informative article i have read in aome time. All trees have their pros and cons. 50 or so of these seed pods can be glued together to form a topiary, basket, or wreath for a Thanksgiving decoration. It was an extremely technical and complicated job between our house and our neighbors house. The bark is rough with deep grooves. Older trees, which produce more bountiful crops, are very brittle, especially in a dry season. Others, however, produce acorns, which are very fascinating, but difficult to rake up. Tree man came saw the tips of leaves burned and knew that tree was done, lightning hit top of tree and traveled down thru middle of trunk. Be sure to toast nuts and seed pods in the oven before you decide to paint them or glue them to a wreath. Like the catalpa tree, the pecan tree sheds just about everything. No wonder they're the worst in the messy tree department. It's surface roots were everywhere and nearly breaking into my patio. I thought aspens were evil. Magnolias are my personal least favorite. These spiky balls are one reason you might not want to plant sweet gums too close to the house. Ouch! As to the magnolia trees...I like looking at them but would not want the mess in my yard. In addition to Dutch Elm disease, the elm may be afflicted with pests including bark beetles, gypsy moth, elm borer, mites and scales. Then I started to change the landscaping in that area and I realized what I was getting myself into. If I had a large yard, it would be something different. Cost to us to trim up beautiful old tall oak to save. 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. You can't rake it or blow it and it clogs the lawnmower when you try to mow the lawn. Here are six monsters you should never, ever plant in a residential neighborhood, lest you earn your neighbor's hatred and Grumpy's scorn. Incidentally, the acorns—if they fall from a great enough height—can even put small dents in your car. 8 total hours splitting. . Unusual foliage emerges reddish in spring, turning green in summer, then turns a lovely purple red in fall. So loud was the sound we jumped out of bed sound sleep. We actually began growing Triumph Elm by accident, having received the tree in a shipment of the highly favored Accolade Elm, Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana ‘Morton’, that we had ordered. 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. There are two main kinds of tree: deciduous and evergreen. Large specimens can shed a massive volume of catkins composed of tiny, staminate flowers. Thank you for the chuckles. Then small pods that look like fly larvae. These leaves are small, and will easily clog gutters. 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