Thread Starter #3 Thanks. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. $11.00. Sweet gum balls are very close in size to sycamore seed balls. Please see all pictures and ask questions prior to bidding as no returns are offered. To make this job faster, have friends, family members and neighbors help you. mexicana. These gum balls are, however: a valuable food source for wildlife, a great fire-starter, a garden mulch, a drainage source (add a layer to the bottom of a pot/container), a slug deterrent (circle them around plants), a craft staple (crafty people love them to make ornaments or wreaths), an easy bird feeder (coat them in peanut butter and birdseed) and-- First Prev 2 of 3 Go to page. Genus Liquidambar are deciduous trees grown for their alternate, maple-like leaves which take on brilliant and long-lasting autumn colour; flowers and fruits are inconspicuous . Full Member. One crop is finishing about the time the next starts falling. Artfuldodger said: That looks interesting, I've got about a 150 foot drop cord plus a few 50's. Sweet! Free shipping eligible Favorite Add to Privet senna (Senna ligustrina) Seed Pods - Butterfly attractor! Joined Sep 24, 2009 Messages 142 Likes 19 Location Georgia piedmont. They're in an area where I couldn't dig them up and expect them to live so I'm wondering if they do airlayer … It’s a primary tree, growing to heights of 60-100’. Althou $ 37.53. Karla says. This is a real pain because most of the husks also split open to reveal the nut, so I have to pick up five pieces for every nut that falls. Buy It Now. Condition is New. Leaf Blower & Vacuum Parts - apply Category filter. Messages 381 Reaction score 272 Location St. Louis, Missouri USDA Zone 6b Sep 21, 2018 #1 I have 2 SweetGum around 10 years old and around 10 feet tall. Go. You know, the ones with the irritating spiney balls that hurt everyone's feet. I will never forget you girl. It burns fast and hot and creates a lot of ashes. Nut Wizard: A Rolling Barrel To Collect Nuts, Golf Balls, Sweet Gum Balls, etc. https://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/articles/all-that-glitters 1 of 2 Go to page. Fire Starter Squares. Step 2 Rake the sweet gum balls into a pile with a standard leaf rake. Spikeball - A Mix Between Volleyball and Foursquare. If you are simply going to be burning the wood then things get a little easier. The problem with sweet gum wood is that it … One nut, and four husk quarters that the squirrels or the neighbor children scatter all about. Gum is usually considered a … I would like to trade for a similar box of dry Sycamore ball. We are definitely going to have to play around with this a bit! Have to pick them up one at a time. Or a similar box of wood product … While I'd love to cut down every sweet gum tree on my several acres, that isn't in the cards for now. Burn time: 4 minutes. Sweetgum balls are also said to be good fire starters that burn with a blue flame. 3 of them fit perfectly in an empty toilet paper tube with a cap of lint and wax on each end. Thread starter BonsaiNaga13; Start date Sep 21, 2018; 1; 2; Next. Free shipping eligible Favorite Add to ... natural/ wedding decor CRAFTS & DIY projects Great fire starter BareFlower $ 15.00. I wish hickory nuts and husks were as easy to pick up as sweet-gum balls. Place the balls in a plastic container. Thread in 'Woods for Smoking' Thread starter Started by domn8_ion, Start date Apr 24, 2007; Apr 24, 2007 #1 domn8_ion Smoking Fanatic . Image Credit: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images Sweetgum is a hardwood tree widely cultivated for use in flooring, furniture and a wide array of lumber applications. More Info 07/19/2016 5:18 AM. Thread starter agglutination; Start date Mar 15, 2012; agglutination Tracker. I know about all kinds of other fire starter methods like coating cotton balls with vasoline, etc..... but I am seriously trying to come up with a legitimate use for these friggin Gum tree balls that fall all over my driveway and yard this time of year. Brand New. 1 of 2 Go to page. Family Hamamelidaceae . Sweet Gum Balls (60) CraftFaves $ 5.00. Mushroom growers swear by sweet gum wood. Collectible Animal Figurines - apply Category filter. It wants to turn and curl. The wood has been distributed and sold under the trade name of "satin-walnut". FAST 'N FREE. Drying sweet gum wood can be extremely tricky. Next Last. April 30, 2020 at 6:39 pm. Question 1: could a compost pile get hot enough to kill the sweet gum seeds inside the balls? Maintain your yard by removing these ugly sweet gum balls. Feb 22, 2015 #3 joe black Master of the Pit. Has anyone soaked Gum tree balls in kerosene/lamp oil to later use as fire starters? Many people compare the burning qualities of sweet gum firewood to pine firewood except sweet gum does not contain the sticky sap that's associated with pine. I can see those fitting in egg containers too with lint and wax. Match. Because of our climate, the balls fall year around. Apr 10, 2019 - Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more. Most of the time I just buy my fire starters at my local dollar store but sometimes I run out and need to make some. Dec 1, 2020 - Explore Melanie Brandon's board "~Sweetgum Blessings~", followed by 375 people on Pinterest. My kids call them monkey balls and throw them at each other. Firestarter Black Gum will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 feet. Custom ferrocerium rod 5/16” hand poured hand turned Alumilite / sweet gum ball hybrid acrylic handle with a 3/16” brass lanyard tube. Next Last. The fruits are spiny dark brown balls known as an aggregate of capsules. Thanks! 100 Sweet Gum Tree Spiked Gum Balls Nuts Natural Fresh, Crafts Hobbies Ornaments. see more; Synonyms Liquidambar styraciflua var. A shock cord lanyard is included to secure rod in sheath loop or molle loop. RIP Lady G. (2007 - January 14, 2019) I love you and miss you dearly. My SGB are dry and ready for your polymer casting! Here are the 3 types of fire starters you can make for your campfire or wood burning fireplace. Sweetgum balls as fuel. The Nut Wizard might be for you! ! If you want to make some too, press on and make your own DIY fire starters. That's about all it's good for. Do you often find yourself having to pick up a lot of small objects on the ground such as tennis balls, golf balls, various nuts, toys, sweet gum balls, fallen apples, etc? Materials Location kansas city, MO. Yes, it is out of it's natural range, but our climate here in central CA allows many out of the area trees (and other plants) to thrive here. DIY Newspaper Fire Starters: FREE, Unlimited Supply Total Fake-It Cost: $0.00 Compare to Store-Bought Fire Starters: $12.99, Box of 24 Total Fake-It Savings: $12.99 and up* *Depending on how many fires you have per year. Mar 15, 2012 #1 Where I live now in the piedmont, sweetgums are everywhere and so "gumballs" possitively litter the forest floor. Apr 27, 2020 #16. This is especially true if you are going to be using the species for furniture. My question is does that include sweet gum. Forest sapling logs make fine rails to stack your firewood on. See more ideas about pine cone crafts, cones crafts, christmas crafts. Fire Starter. Click to expand... Yeah, my 100 ft extension cord cost way more than the blower. Save up to 15% when you buy more. 49 12 Joined Dec 26, 2014. never heard of someone using it to smoke with, but I hope you have a log splitter, that stuff can be a tuff to split . Kindling and paper or fire-starter blocks. Gum. I was wondering about mowing since it makes sense if the grass is shorter, they'd be easier to blow onto a tarp. I estimate that I have around 50 fires per year, so my savings would be at least $25.98!! Why spend all that money on fancy stuff to start your fire? Never really dealt with 'em before other than stepping on 'em when I'm barefooted. 1; 2; 3; Next. Apr 27, 2020 #15. OTBS Member. Next Last. Leaves are 3-6” in length and width on a petiole roughly the same length, and star-shaped. Go. Hartsell Lawn Maintenance. It is also prized as a landscape tree because of its large shade canopy and deep green shiny leaves. Ouch! Each capsule contains several small seeds, and the fruits often persist through the winter. Guaranteed by Mon, Sep. 14. Messages 219 Reaction score 281 Location North GA USDA Zone 7 Apr 8, 2019 #21 Ah yeah, I gotcha. BonsaiNaga13 Shohin. Go. Just use some of those sweetgum balls. Sweetgum balls, also cleverly nicknamed porcupine eggs, are extremely versatile. or are we better to continue to TRY to burn the things? Sycamore seed, cleaned of all their fluffy hairs are shaped like railroad spikes. However, these seed pods could actually be utilized for many different craft ideas including for holidays, home decor projects, and kids crafts! NOT sycamore, these are sweet gum, a different wildlife food source. Leroy Blue Member. Reactions: Traken, LanceMac10, sorce and 1 other person. A similar look-alike seed ball–Sweet gum– has a similar size seed ball, but a much rougher exterior texture. Bark is gray and deeply furrowed, developing about 10 years […] Shipped with USPS First Class Package.

PayPal only. I have not tried it but I am thinking about doing it. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. theta Mame. Haha. This time of year, sweet gum balls are falling in high volumes and you may consider them to be a nuisance. Official Sports Forum Birthday Thread Starter. coachspinks Shohin. T. timinkc LawnSite Member. Top Rated Plus. Hey everyone. The wood of sweetgum is used for many purposes, particularly veneer, furniture, flooring, interior trim, and woodenware. Messages 299 Reaction score 392 Location Georgia First name Boyd Jan 10, 2019 #1 Big USPS Box Of Sweet Gum Balls! Very tuff to split. Another of the very best bonsai trees for beginners, the Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is a member of the family Altingiaceae. Sweet Gum found in: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball', Liquidambar styraciflua, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Thea', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender.. I read the sticky and saw that you can use gum trees for smoking. I can't even rake hickory nuts. Seasoning Sweet Gum. Pick Up Step 1 Pick up the sweet gum balls by hand while wearing a pair of gardening gloves. 548 11 Joined Apr 5, 2007. When you throw a piece of sweet gum on the fire you'll probably notice heavy smoke in the beginning before it fully ignites. The wood is also used as paper pulp and to make baskets. The problem is the balls. Sweet gum has some qualities... lovely fall colors, can withstand strong winds and they do provide seed for wild birds. Harvest. Fire. I really like my sweet gum tree. Thread starter VAFisher; Start date Aug 1, 2017; Prev. We also make a version of the lint and wax starters with dried Sweet Gum tree balls (the spiked ones). 4,536 337 Joined Jan 25, 2015. 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