Our new property has a Chinaberry tree. I looked it up out of curiosity and was downright horrified. I can't find anything good about it. The ASPCA lists it as poisonous and to be avoided, as well as numerous other sites, including NCSU and UNC. It is apparently non-native, invasive and every part of the tree is toxic. Yikes!
My first thought is that my dog likes to graze. She's a landscaper at heart and pulls out the ivy coming through the fence from next door and prunes the hedges for us. She used to prune the houseplants too
but I think we've trained her out of that. And we won't mention the antics that go on when the lawnmower comes out. Fodder for Funniest Home Videos!
Anyway.... So "Ode to the Chinaberry Tree" and China Grove notwithstanding, I think this tree needs to be removed.
What else do I need to know about Chinaberry trees before we make this decision?