I was glad to leave the magnolias behind, for sure.
The reason for the sweetgum’s name is that early American pioneers used to peel the bark off of the tree and scrape the gum off of the bark, which was used as chewing gum and also another resin derivative from the tree is used in fragrances, pharmeceuticals, soaps and natural medicines. Mar 01, When the growth of a sweet gum tree gets out of control, this can certainly be cause for removal, however, there are also many options for growing and maintaining a sweet gum tree in a way that preserves its natural beauty while also preventing it from being dangerous or an annoyance.
Bottom line: Don't plant fruit trees unless you are a fruit farmer!!!!
Jan 30, Q. Sweet Gum Tree I have a year-old sweet gum, approximately 50' tall, with leaves out fully at the top but sparse at lower branches. Five years ago our street was flooded for about a week (from back to back hurricanes), and the tree really hasn't been the same since. Feb 13, Sweet gum trees are durable trees that can grow in any soil including in sand and clay with high levels of acid to low levels of alkaline. To encourage a deeper root system it is recommended to plant them in moist soil.
Sweet gum trees can grow in hardiness zones 5 through 9, which makes them an adaptable tree species. They do require a lot of water to establish a healthy root system. Once they mature they are tolerable to drought or flood conditions. Once sweet gum trees Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Killing a sweet gum tree also reduces the amount of gumballs that litter your lawn and housetops, causing damage to lawn equipment and composite shingled roofs.
How to Dig Up a Lawn to Replant. Problems of Sweetgum. The Sweetgum Tree is vulnerable to compacted soils and will produce surface roots in that environment. For solutions see the file Dealing With Tree Surface Roots. Seedling From Wrong Part of Country - If a Sweetgum seedling dies for no apparent reason, it may be due to climate.
Because Sweetgum trees grow over a wide area. Mar 08, I'm to the central coast council tree pruning of considering have the Sweet gum taken down. The Ash would probably grow much better, too, tho we have an Ash Bore warning for our area (Ohio), but this tree doesn't have it (yet).
The Ash is really beautiful, I hope it is spared. If the Sweet Gum comes down, I could fill out that area with more garden periennials, which I'd love.