Spring is nearly here, and that means tree-planting season is almost upon us! You may be thinking about planting a new tree in your front yard to provide shade and curb appeal. However, there are a few trees that will provide more frustrations than relaxation. We picked our top four trees to avoid planting in your yard in an earlier blog. Without further ado, here are four more trees to never plant in your yard!
The Mountain Cedar is a gorgeous tree that originates from the south central United States. Although this bushy tree may look nice in your yard, it releases a huge amount of pollen in the cooler seasons, just as most are getting over spring and summer allergies. Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, you may have neighbors who do. To avoid angry neighbors knocking at your door, reconsider planting a Mountain Cedar in your yard.
The Sweet Gum tree is native to the eastern United States and grows up to 60 feet tall and has leaves that turn a gorgeous scarlett in the fall. However, the main lament with this tree is that it produces fruits that are covered with spikes and painful when stepped on with bare feet. These spiny fruits must be raked throughout the entire year. Plus, the surface roots have a tendency of cracking sidewalks and driveways. This makes the Sweet Gum tree another one of our top trees to never plant in your yard.
A tree native to North America, the Black Walnut is prized for its rich brown wood that is often used in cabinet- and furniture-making. It may seem nice to have a walnut tree in the back yard, but you’ll soon get frustrated at the amount of upkeep required to keep after the immense amount of fallen nuts. Not only that, but it also releases pollen into the air and secretes growth-inhibiting toxins into the ground. These toxins make it very difficult to maintain any sort of garden near the tree.
The Leyland Cypress is a hugely popular residential evergreen. It grows fast and provides an excellent living privacy screen. Plus, being an evergreen, it looks attractive all year round. So, what’s the catch? Because they are so fast-growing, they require constant upkeep to keep them in an attractive shape. When they get tall, they are likely to uproot during particularly windy days or storms. However, the worst thing about the Leyland Cypress is that the interior of the tree is a mass of dried twigs and branches. This is a huge fire hazard, and many communities will prohibit the planting of Leyland Cypresses just for this reason.
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