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Call a professional for stump and root removal if you do not have experience in the use of stump grinders or if the sweetgum tree is too large for successful removal with a small grinder. If you. Cut back suckers down to the soil with a pair of hand pruners or loppers for larger suckers. Suckers shoot out from the base of the tree and should be removed as they occur. Pruning the suckers. Feb 13, Additionally, the sweet gum balls AKA seed pods are super sticky and can be hazardous if they fall on sidewalks and driveways.
The roundleaf sweetgum is well-known as the tidy alternative to fruiting sweetgum trees.
Make sure the trees are planted away from high traffic areas. Additionally, make sure to remove the seed pods every year as they can germinate and grow rather quickly and are known to be an invasive species. When growing a sweet gum tree for the first time, Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
If you want a smaller quantity of the spray, mix 3 fluid ounces of the chemical with 1 gallon of water. Spray the sweet gum flowers until they're wet but not to the point the spray runs off the flowers. If you don't use enough spray, then some fruits may form; if you use too much spray, the tree. Pruning between June and August. In the summer months you can remove the low side branches of the sweet gum. This used to be done by cutting the branches as close to the trunk as possible, but studies have now shown that it is better to leave the branch collars intact.
When pruning thick branches, first make a cut on the underside before sawing through the branch from the top. Nov 19, Requests for removal and replacement of sweet gum trees can be made by calling the Office of Public Works at between 8 a.m. and p.m., Monday through Friday. Deana Stroisch can be Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.