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Old 03-15-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: WA
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I have three large sweetgums planted by the previous owner and hate the balls but the location of the trees (along the front walk) makes removing them and re-landscaping a much larger and expensive project than I want.

I was marginally successful injecting the deflowering agent last year as soon as I identified it (in late spring), but this year I have it in hand and am insure when to inject it.

When is the ideal time... before leafing, soon after, a time later?
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It's been decades since I thought of deflowering anything.

In all seriousness, I'd bite the bullet and just get rid of the trees. In addition to the absolute mess they make between the slimy flowers in the Spring and the gumballs in the Fall through the Winter, they are also fairly weak trees and will snap off in a stiff wind. The branches also die and fall starting at the bottom and working their way up.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've never used it, but this looks helpful:

Deflowering a Sweetgum Tree (What Do I Know?)

*Link didn't work a second time.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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It is crucial to inject the agent like Snniper at the right time at bud swell.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: WA
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After talking with a local landscape expert I decided the agent will not fully resolve the problem for me. I have rearranged the budget and had the three trees removed. Now I need to find a way to sell the deflowering agent I have.
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Old Today, 05:16 PM
 
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Default deflower agent

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Originally Posted by cdelena View Post
After talking with a local landscape expert I decided the agent will not fully resolve the problem for me. I have rearranged the budget and had the three trees removed. Now I need to find a way to sell the deflowering agent I have.
Let me know if you still need to sell that deflower agent, is it Snipper?


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