. It is one of the prettiest trees in the world. 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. I have two large Cottonwoods in my back yard and their cotton make it impossible to be in the back yard for about six weeks every spring/early summer. Trees That Drip a Lot of Sap. And those sweet, white flowers? You could also try planting a Little Gem Magnolia, also known as the dwarf Southern magnolia. My Cart. 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. They are encased in two shells! I mean.. when I bought the house I though, that's a cool maple. I can see why! We have them in St Thomas and they make an Oak 'Tree look clean. So unless you actually plan on spending time taking care of your trees, these aren’t for you. Trees can be a great addition to the landscape of any yard. We have several large full size pines surrounding our pool. But the same objection can't be leveled at the males since they lack this undesirable feature. I have also written a tree hub so I will link yours to that one. but you won't have much time to go fishing if you have one or two of these trees. . 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. . In the spring, they might produce lovely flowers, and in the autumn, some brilliantly colored leaves. So loud was the sound we jumped out of bed sound sleep. Really, I bought the property for the beautiful, gigantic, mature trees, which include 1 catalpa, 1 pecan, 1 mimosa, and 3 texas umbrellas. I don't know about cooler climates, but in the Oklahoman heat, sweet gum trees ooze amber sap that sticks to your shoes when you walk across the yard. I moved into my Oakland, CA home 10 years ago, and the main trees in the yard were a lemon tree (no special cultivar), several plum trees, and several loquats, I advise, NEVER plant ANY of these trees anywhere you might want to go near. Whereas the wood, flowers, and leaves would all burn easily (the leaves sound like fire-crackers, by the way, if anyone would like to try) the cones would not burn. These trees can often cause certain problems, especially when being planted in a yard. Trees that have been in New Hampshire a long time have learned to drop their leaves quickly, like red maple, ash, and birch. 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. Drops leaves (neighbor says it is the last to lose its leaves) and has these hard "seeds/berries" that stain our driveway. The seeds and fruit from this tree are one and the same, commonly known as gum balls (and not the nice kind). I actually read an article defending those trees, saying that sweet gum balls were soft and pretty. Because lurking under that innocent carpet lay the dreaded magnolia cones. Try looking up a Flamboyant tree. And yes, they can be sharp enough to pierce through gardening gloves, a thin shoe sole...and definitely skin. Up, useful and interesting votes. _g1.classList.remove('lazyload'); 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. I don't need a 100ft tree. If you can't handle that then get an apartment. I think they'd start growing in humid air. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on October 15, 2012: Thank you, Les Trois Chenes for the great comment. Help! Open until 5PM-Sundays 5PM. 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. Attic & Basement Storage Ideas to Gain More Space. Arizona has a few varieties of evergreen trees that don’t lose leaves in the winter time! Les Trois Chenes from Videix, Limousin, South West France on October 14, 2012: What a well-written, informed and useful hub! Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 08, 2015: This was another great hub from you, Jaymie. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 13, 2012: Love this and your sense of humor! . Don't forget to watch for the worms. I will definitely use this if I ever move, but I have to add the Cottonwood to your list. 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. I saw a yard once that was bordered by 12 sweet gum trees. They bubble. The two I mentioned in the article, Golden Raindrops and Profusion both hold their tiny apples all winter. The worms make excellent bait . 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. If you are looking for big trees grown faster, these fast growing trees will do the job! A nightmare tree not mentioned was cork screw willow. We used to live in a house with a small front yard that had not one, but two sweet gum trees in front. THIS tree should top your and every chart for dirtiest tree! And that fall I was impressed with the color. The sweet gum balls can also be turned into interesting craft projects—a far more common use for the tree's dried seed pods. These leaves are small, and will easily clog gutters. I'm ready to plant a three trees in my back yard (medium sized), but I have a daughter who is allergic to bees. 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? As you can imagine, evergreen trees are far less messy! Cost us $1,500. Trees can be a gorgeous and worthwhile addition to your yard . When picking a tree, ask if the trees holds its fruit. Fossilized remains of Magnolias have been found dating back 68 million years, And of course, don't forget those lightning-safe beeches (genus. To help support its growth, the tree produces the jug lone toxin, which can be deadly to other plants and trees growing nearby. If you have allergies you’ll definitely want to stay far away from these trees because mountain cedars produce a ton of pollen. All trees have their pros and cons. Denise Handlon from North Carolina on October 14, 2012: I had no idea that the oak was so frequently struck by lightening. When you buy that new home in April, you might not realize that those majestic trees that won your heart at the showing may eventually make you despise your yard. I never suspected. So as much as I love them, the mess is neverending. To take down and cut up and grind trunk. Older trees, which produce more bountiful crops, are very brittle, especially in a dry season. Be sure to toast nuts and seed pods in the oven before you decide to paint them or glue them to a wreath. The first consideration is the size of the site. Ash trees are pretty cool. Find application timing on the product label for the prevention of specific diseases. Let me add the Flowering Crabapple Tree. Come shop the best and biggest selections for desert trees from Moon Valley Nursery! These Trees drop MILLIONS of them good for nothing balls. They constantly shed their needles in the pool and would clog the filter. Liquidambers are awesome looking trees. At one time, ladies wanted to keep their skin as creamy and white as the flowers of this tree. Finally the last insult....pine cones all winter. . Far far away from mine. I would never, ever, again buy a home where one of these trees is within a MILE. Somewhere under that knee-deep crunchy carpet though, lie your prized delicacies . They can provide shade, scenery, and even a cool place for kids to hang out. We don’t hate tress just use some smarts before purchasing and planting. Ugh! Like magnolia cones, the balls don't break down easily in compost or a rubbish pile. My gutters were constantly full . Many people twist there ankles and the wind brings them everywhere. Find out which trees require the least maintenance. Here is the absolute worst tree I have had to put up with: Goldenball Lead tree. Once this tree comes to your yard, it’s coming in full force. White Pines are our nightmare. I don't know how they managed to never look bare. We had 10 large trees when we purchased our home 25 years ago. Voted up for interesting! As to the magnolia trees...I like looking at them but would not want the mess in my yard. My home owners experience has been a hard lesson with trees. This tree is insidious. And they are home to the catalpa worm. 20 Types of Trees You Do Not Want Growing In Your Yard. In fact, baseball bats are made from their wood. And the lemon--a tree from hell, with 3" thorns everywhere and hundreds of pounds of lemons that fall like bombs and break any plants beneath them. When my husband and I lived in that home he did nothing but complain of the petals and leaves. Tree roots pushed it out of ground. The only truly no-maintenance trees are the ones made of plastic (and even those require a little dusting from time to time!). In addition to the twigs and branches, they shed their leaves. The large trees with the enormous blossoms and leaves. } In Basement & Attic. Then it starts dropping the little branches that the seed pods and flowers were on. _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); 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. Where there are neighbors to clean up... you will find 20 - 50 bags of these balls out for waste pickup. They began growing 5000 years ago: about the … The oaks are a little un-nerving when you think how many are planted close to homes and businesses. 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. Magnolias are a traditional element in southern landscaping. So very insightful and informative. It will seem as though every leaf on the tree counted to three and then let go, all at once. Thank you for the chuckles. 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