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?
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!
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!