The cotton from the cottonwoods are very hard to clean out of an A/C condenser. They also cause the condenser to overwork due to clogging the baffles. There is a cottonwood about 2 blocks away from my house and the cottonwood gives me fits every year. I believe the devil put those trees on earth!
Post by tomthreetoes on Aug 13, 2019 8:51:16 GMT -5
Tulip Poplars make a great shade tree, but in the summer time they drip sap and it's pretty sticky. Dad planted one near a chat walk way years ago and every time you walked under it the chat stuck to your shoes.
When I lived in my old house, a lady across the street had a cottonwood in her yard. I offered to pay to have it removed and she wouldn't do it.
That should tell you how I feel about cottonwoods...
Tulip poplars are another tree that I'm not a fan of. They tend to drop their leaves early in hot, dry years and they are weak wooded trees which is problematic in Indiana with the amount of wind and ice storms we get. They are also susceptible to pests.
Sweet gum for the win. Those seed heads are harmless and have great color in the fall too.
Those harmless spiny balls hurt like heck when you step on them bare footed, they stop up gutters and drains. I've got one beside the house and after 45 years of raking gum ball out of the yard and drive way that sucker is coming down before the years out.
Chokecherry. Grows to about 25-30 feet. Fantastic white flower in spring and helpful fruit for fall mask. You do need to place a little closer since it's a smaller tree. Grows very fast and great landscaping tree.