Sissoo Tree Removal Project – The RACE Is On – Trash Pickup Could Be Any Moment this Week – Steve Interrupted His Floor Project to Cut Down and Drag Sissoo Trees Out to the Curb –

Sissoo Trees 3

Why would anyone want to cut down Sissoo trees? They are wonderful trees, if an erosion control engineer wishes to stop erosion from destroying a countryside or a beach. Their fast-spreading and invasive root system will do the job. But what does it do for a family’s backyard landscape theme?

 

Formidable Sissoo Trees

Formidable Sissoo Trees

When Steve and his wife came to Arizona, they were new to its landscape strategies. A nursery employee sold them a bunch of Sissoo trees, telling them how fast they would grow. This sounded good, and, indeed those Sissoo trees did grow fast! Very fast. They multiplied like rabbits in a cabbage patch. Soon Sissoo trees were EVERYWHERE, even populating Steve’s work-in-progress putting green!

 

 

Cutting Down Sissoo

Cutting Down Sissoo

Several years in a row Steve has been fighting these trees, cutting them down, dragging them to the curb, pulling out their sprouts by the roots, and still Sissoo Trees RULE! But I know Steve. He will win. He will conquer, and Sissoo in his backyard will be history. This victory may require another season or two of hard work. Steve is a hard worker. He will win at last!

Hoisting Sissoo Over Wall

Hoisting Sissoo Trees Over Backyard Wall

 

 

 

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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5 Responses to Sissoo Tree Removal Project – The RACE Is On – Trash Pickup Could Be Any Moment this Week – Steve Interrupted His Floor Project to Cut Down and Drag Sissoo Trees Out to the Curb –

  1. jannatwrites says:

    I haven’t encountered those trees – thank goodness!

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    • They are very attractive, but invasive. Sissoo trees are also known as Indian Rosewood and are native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran, according to Wikipedia. Blessings to you, Janna…

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  2. pattisj says:

    Someone got bamboo started along the neighbor’s fence bordering our yard–and guess where it all shows up! The roots grow underground, as deep as three feet.

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