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Old 07-10-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Speaking of trees, does anyone know what kind of tree drops those hard long seed pods that look like oversized green beans. My front yard is littered with those pods and they are a pain in the butt to clean up.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Speaking of trees, does anyone know what kind of tree drops those hard long seed pods that look like oversized green beans. My front yard is littered with those pods and they are a pain in the butt to clean up.
My neighbor has one that drops the pods all over my front yard and he calls it a "bottle tree". Don't know if that is correct but that's what he always says it is.

It also drops LOTS of leaves all year long. My front yard looks like it is fall in the northeast right now as there are so many dropped leaves from his tree. The pod drop is occurring right now on my neighbors tree.

Edited to add: It appears it is actually a bottle tree. Here is a link discussing it. http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...415223.html?11

This is the tree my neighbor has...

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Speaking of trees, does anyone know what kind of tree drops those hard long seed pods that look like oversized green beans. My front yard is littered with those pods and they are a pain in the butt to clean up.
Many trees have them. Mesquite most notably, but mesquite pod drop is done by now.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Wow. I had to google Sissoo, and I've lived here over 24 years.

I wonder about trees by block walls; I have a 9.5 y/o Palo Verde tree in one corner and I wonder about roots and wall damage. I had a Chilean Mesquite that grew like gangbusters, but I lost that along with a Palo Brea in a big monsoon in July 2009.

I love the flowers on the PV tree, but wonder if I should have it removed or leave it be...?

Anyway, good luck with your tree and tree offshoots. I didn't know that about other trees sprouting up; thought about it with the mesquite, but it didn't happen.
Never heard of Palo Verde roots being a problem.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Actually meant to say "oversized pea pods", I think they are mostly are dropped right now. It's my neighbors tree but alot of them drop in my yard. It's a huge mess right now as they don't clean it up and its all over the yard, sidewalk, driveway and street.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Sorry you are having so much trouble after taking the tree out... it's like some sort of horticultural horror movie. It's like you need a silver bullet for "The Tree That Would Not Die". Hopefully your experience will discourage, and thereby help, others.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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I searched around and its a Palo Verde tree, that might also explain those big huge beetles I've been finding dead in the yard & pool. Freaked my out first time I saw one.

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Old 07-10-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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Actually meant to say "oversized pea pods", I think they are mostly are dropped right now. It's my neighbors tree but alot of them drop in my yard. It's a huge mess right now as they don't clean it up and its all over the yard, sidewalk, driveway and street.
I liked your description, oversized green beans.

Yeah, a lot of trees have those pods and some shrubs, too--I have a lot of those guys in my yards.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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I searched around and its a Palo Verde tree, that might also explain those big huge beetles I've been finding dead in the yard & pool. Freaked my out first time I saw one.

a to z the usa: Arizona State Tree
Wow, those beetles are big guys!

The only beetles I've seen were small, around a yucca I used to have, and one really cool metallic green beetle that I think was by the PV tree, but it was so long ago I don't remember.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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Never heard of Palo Verde roots being a problem.
Thanks, that's encouraging!
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