The Ent wrote:
The 'cotton' is all the gripe one needs.
I know a gardener that had to clean his air conditioner DAILY during several weeks of the year due to the junk falling off his neighbor's female cottonwood tree. Not to mention the mess that meant on the yard.
Sure, they do look pretty some times of the year, but the nuissance is too much for my taste.
Thanks Ent for your reply. I have one more- I promise thats all - question on this topic.
I don't want to beat this topic down into the ground- but from your comments above, I am assuming that a male cottonwood does not spread the cotton?
IF so, how old are the females before they start spreading the cotton, or are there any other ways to tell. My query at this point is, if a male tree is grown, will it have any negative side effects?