That thread on identifying trees with balls

Larry Caldwell larryc at
Fri Apr 10 10:25:38 EST 1998

We never did identify that tree that grew the paper balls.  I just found
this on misc.rural, and think it's a good candidate.

In article <6gip8h$1e1 at walters.East.Sun.COM>,
ed at (Ed Conzel SE Charlotte NC) wrote:

> Anyone have any good recommendations on picking up sweet gum balls ?
> I have 5 large trees in my yard and they dump a huge amount of balls
> on the ground.
> Using a hand rake woks but is very time consuming, what I would like to
> find is some sort of machinery that would be helpful.
So it looks like the sweet gum tree is a good candidate.

-- Larry

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