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Those Pesky Sweet Gum Balls!

Those Pesky Sweet Gum Balls!

I was starting to wonder if there are any good things about these trees. To my surprise, there are a few!

  • The tree overall is very beautiful. It produces glossy green leaves in the spring and summer and turns vivid red, yellow and even purple in the fall!
  • You can eat the dried sap from the trees. I was told it taste like bitter chewing gum. Yum!
  • The tree produces Shikimic Acid, which can help treat the flu.
  • Provide cover and shade for birds and mammals.
  • Some Hummingbirds get the nectar from the sweet gum flowers.
These beautiful trees produce some beautiful things, but also a pesky fruit. But with the Bag-A-Nut, you can enjoy that bitter chewing gum without the painful sweet gum balls.

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