According to the Lazy Landscaper, these “hard, brown, spiky balls that can create some critical hazards. Not solely can they wound you if you slip and fall into them, they will additionally roll unexpectedly, inflicting sprained ankles.” Because of their spiky nature, they’re troublesome to rake up. Some Sweet Gum Ball foes have supplied another solution–birth management for Sweet Gum Trees. Apparently by drilling a series of holes across the base of a Sweet Gum tree and injecting hormones into every gap you presumably can hold a Sweet Gum tree from fruiting.

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