Millions of Sweet Gum seed balls

catherinet(5 IN)April 13, 2014

This is the first year we've had so many Sweet Gum seed balls fall. And I have an above ground stocktank watergarden in the vicinity.
Do you think they are toxic to waterlilies? No fish.
I will have to scoop them out every day. Thankfully they float.
Anyone know if they are toxic to lilies? I'm thinking no.

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jrb451

It was a good year for sweet gum balls. We even tried treating our tree with Indole 3-butyric acid in hopes that it would reduce their number but it didn't.

I don't think they're toxic to water lilies or fish.

Have you thought about adding mosquito fish to your water garden?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 3:23PM
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sdavis(z7b nc)

Nope nothing significantly toxic about gumballs

They burn well on a wood fired barby...

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 7:01PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 7:35AM
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