How to stop Sweet Gum tree from producing

billkater(6)May 13, 2007

I have 3 sweet gum trees in my yard, 2 in front and 1 in back. They are great trees but i end up racking gum balls all the time. I was told there was a spray that you use to stop them from producing. Does anyone know what it is or if there is another way to stop them from producing?

My wife wants me to get out the chain saw but I don't

Thanks

Bill

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lucky_p

I'm with your wife.

But, here's a link to some info on 'Florel' - hope your trees aren't too big - I'd hate to think about having to spray some of the monsters in my grandmother's yard or our place at the lake when I was a kid

Here is a link that might be useful: Florel

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 10:41PM
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treeguy123(AL 7b)

Or you could cut it down and plant a Roundleaf Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba') This is a interesting cultivar of the normal Sweetgum whose leaves have rounded lobes. This tree will set fruit rarely or never.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2007 at 11:01PM
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billkater(6)

Thanks for the link. They are all only about 25-30' right now.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 12:03AM
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