3 Trees Homeowners Regret Planting

Hackberry

Hackberry

Hackberry is a very vulnerable tree that is known to have splits during to major wind and ice damage. Also, hackberry bark is very thin, susceptible to disease and will eventually rot with catastrophic limb loss.
Roots can raise sidewalks and interfere with lawn mowing.

Cottonwood

Cottonwood

Cottonwood is not recommended for residential planting. It has weak, brittle wood and a shallow root system. These factors make it a prime target for destruction in a storm. Cottonwoods grow into large trees fast which may not benefit many properties.

 

Mimosa

Mimosa

Mimosa is a short lived and very messy tree. Seed pods litter both the tree and the ground. The seeds often germinate and sprouts cover your lawn and surrounding area.

The wood of mimosa is very brittle and weak and the multiple spreading branches are prone to breaks. This breakage is a major factor in its limited ability to live a long life.

The tree also attracts webworm and vascular wilt which leads to an early demise.