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Old 08-24-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: prescott az
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I am STILL pulling them out everywhere. When oh when will it end???
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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I am STILL pulling them out everywhere. When oh when will it end???
Me too. Almost a year later. Dealing with sprouts in front and backyard even though tree was only located in front yard. These roots travel far!

My plan of attack is digging down when I find a sprout. Locate the root. Dilute a few cap fulls of root killer in a gallon jug. Pour this mixture on exposed root that I clip in half. This seems to be stopping sprouts from returning in that area. Just make sure it's a good few feet away from other plants so it doesn't touch their roots. I find plenty of sprouts in my other plants in the yard and those I just have to keep pulling by hand.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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Was curious and looked up banned plants/trees in our HOA and sisso was on the list. I wonder why?

Was curious and found this response from the director of horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/life/...aches/7613011/

"I would not plant this tree within 40 feet of any hardscape or foundation. You can cut the roots, but expect them to return. I would suggest you plant another tree that doesn't have these problems."

40 feet(!). Given the issues people have been having, it seems like great advice.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Was curious and looked up banned plants/trees in our HOA and sisso was on the list. I wonder why?

Was curious and found this response from the director of horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden:

Sissoo tree's surface roots can cause headaches

"I would not plant this tree within 40 feet of any hardscape or foundation. You can cut the roots, but expect them to return. I would suggest you plant another tree that doesn't have these problems."

40 feet(!). Given the issues people have been having, it seems like great advice.
It didn't use to be banned in Estrella (the ECA. Don't know on VCA) They banned it after problems with size and roots became apparent, so some (including mine when I had it) are legal. There are hundreds of these trees that are planted all over Goodyear. I don't think people realized the issues when the trees went in.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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It didn't use to be banned in Estrella (the ECA. Don't know on VCA) They banned it after problems with size and roots became apparent, so some (including mine when I had it) are legal. There are hundreds of these trees that are planted all over Goodyear. I don't think people realized the issues when the trees went in.
Yep, I think that was how it worked...they added many trees to the ban list as time went on and only apply to new plantings. More than a few pine trees, eucalyptus trees, and ficus trees existing around ECA but they are now on the banned list too against new plantings. They grandfathered in existing banned trees which I think is only fair.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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They are still putting these trees in all the new houses being built in my neighborhood. Going to be a mess in the future.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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I am STILL pulling them out everywhere. When oh when will it end???
Are those pics with all the grass where they are showing up? I swear the roots could live forever under watered grass.

I was weeding my yard with a pick axe for about a year, but I had no grass.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: prescott az
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Yes, they are all pretty much in the grass in the front yard where there was one tree. As soon as I pull up one, there are 3 more the next day.

But in the back yard, again, where there was grass (and still is), there were 2 trees and the roots have traveled under the back wall and are now coming up in the HOA area. I see they are trying to kill them with something. I cannot stop watering the grass, front or back, so I assume I will be pulling these "volunteers" up for a long time.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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Yup, still planting them in new subdivisions out west. Friends built a house last year near the 303 and citrus road. 3 Sissoo trees were recommended for their front yard. All located about 15 feet from their foundation. I told our friend I would help removed them if he'd like.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Yup, still planting them in new subdivisions out west. Friends built a house last year near the 303 and citrus road. 3 Sissoo trees were recommended for their front yard. All located about 15 feet from their foundation. I told our friend I would help removed them if he'd like.
That is where I live...wonder if they are neighbors?

All the new builds in the neighborhood have little Sissoo trees in the front yard.
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