Gleditsia triacanthos

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  1. Treelover

    Treelover Active Member

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    Hi all - I have a mature Gleditsia triacanthos which produces hundreds of seed pods each fall. Is there any way to stop pod production? Fall clean-up is a real chore! Thanks.
     
  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    This might help.
    http://www.jlgardencenter.com/uploads/handouts/Florel Fruit Eliminator.pdf
    "The water in the
    spray tank after adding Florel should have a pH of 4.0-4.5. If you have high
    alkalinity in your water, you may need to add a buffering agent such as pHase5
    or acid to lower water pH enough. Remember, Florel itself will lower water pH
    somewhat, so be careful about getting too low (pH 3.0), as you can burn plants.
    Growers with very pure water may need to add a buffering agent that will
    actually keep water pH from getting too low. Activity of Florel is greatly
    reduced if water pH is not correct."
    http://www.gpnmag.com/using-florel-effectively
     
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  3. Treelover

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    Saltcedar, I really appreciate your response! This Gleditsia is a 40-ft. tree in my back yard and it would not be possible for me to spray it due to its height and the proximity to my neighbor's yard. Actually, I was hoping there would be some sort of injection one could use on the tree - like a birth control shot. Wouldn't that be easy! Thanks so much for your reply. - Treelover
     

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