I've been told that there is a product I can purchase so that my female cottonwood will stop producing cotton. As the tree has grown very tall and large, I have cotton flying all over my home plus the whole neighborhood. What do I do to contain its cotton from producing?? Other than cutting down the tree. Thank you, Gloria
Yes, you can sterilize a tree. This link has more information.
Old cottonwood tree with dead branches and mushrooms growing at the base. An arborist said the entire tree should come down. We would like the dead trimmed. What say you.
I would say that it is a symptom of severe infection within the tree. If left to die on its own, it could fall apart, and depending on the size of the tree, could cause damage to property or human life. In my opinion, it is better to be safe, and go with the arborist's advice.
We have camped in this area in early April with our two dogs. We had to clean the dogs' feet every time they were outside. What is the period of time when the blossoms drop on the ground? We would like to camp there, but can't stand the "droppings" Thank you
Unfortunately this can be anywhere from March to mid June depending on the exact location.
I have allowed some trees to grow from this tree. Will it kill those trees as well? They are probably 50' from the stumps. The trees in question are cottonwood trees, two of them were mature when the host tree was cut down. I wish to stop more trees growing from these stumps. Does it just stop future runners or endanger existing ones? Thank you for your answer.
This article will help you.
that way? I'm just curious about this particular Cottonwood in Savage Minnesota here. It splits about two and a half feet up, and it's a massive cottonwood tree that now has two limbs sprouting and they're leaning heavily. I used to be an arborist and I would cut trees rope and saddle for a living but this one has me "stumped." Thank you so very kindly, Douglas k
What you describe is called "co-dominant stems" by the tree science academics; -- in tree worker lingo its a "double leader" tree. Sometimes its totally natural, but sometimes its a result of an old cut stump re-sprouting with multiple leaders. Some trees can grow that way indefinitely and live a happy life with structural stability, but in some cases it can be considered a structural defect and prone to splitting apart as the leaning weight of one or both of the leaders develops an over-burdened weight distribution, or with a storm event.
It is extremely tall and suckers freely.It’s most annoying habit is that at this time of the year it produces what resemble millions of balls of cotton wool. It seems to be snowing! Could you please identify it?
It most likely is a cottonwood tree.
young cottonwood only has a few leaves coming from low on the trunk, rest of the tree looks dead. Will the tree recover or should just cut it down?
Likely, it suffered from a disease. If there is growth from the bottom, it is still alive, however, the top of the tree may need removal. This is, especially important if the tree is at risk of falling on anything or anyone.
The trunk is only 3 inch diameter and tree is about 25 feet tall, only in the ground for 2 winters. Deer rubbed it last fall. Cut the trunk above new growth and see if it comes back? Or just cut it down?