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Just what exactly does a Sweet Gum Wood tree look and taste like? I do not think we have those up here in Nebraska.

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Tree's in Nebraska?
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Just what exactly does a Sweet Gum Wood tree look and taste like? I do not think we have those up here in Nebraska.
They come in spearmint and double mint Bruce. Giggle, giggle.

Michael can you do hoop shrinking? Will Cheryl let you cut it down for cannons. Tell her how is only good for dropping leaves and gum balls.

Of course maybe if she sees the video's she'll cut it her self and have you whip up a bunch of those mortars for the arsenals gift shop.
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They come in spearmint and double mint Bruce. Giggle, giggle.

Michael can you do hoop shrinking? Will Cheryl let you cut it down for cannons. Tell her how is only good for dropping leaves and gum balls.

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Can't cut it down. It blocks my over the fence neighbor from looking down into my pool.
They would be likely to get an eye full!

They do drop about a million gum balls in the pool every year.
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Actually too many **** trees around here. I am trying to thin them out with my Woodburning Stove skills, but I cannot keep up.


Heck we even have a National Forest named Halsey. They do get kinda scarce in some parts of the west though.
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Arbor Day was begun in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

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Arbor Day, yes to plant trees where no trees grew before. I wouldn't be surprised if after this conversation our NE Cornhusker friend, decided to go big time Arbor day and start planting Sweet Gums everywhere, and his future cannon crop.

Go Bruce go!!!! Ahahahahahaha!
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found this-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

doesn't look like they will make it up here in this latitude, but this stuff is wicked hard-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

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Very Interesting tree.
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Very Interesting tree.

You don't want one in your yard. They drop thousands of 1 1/4" prickly gum balls.
They make a huge mess!
The balls float in the pool for one day, then they sink.
I have one in the back yard and another giant one on the side of my house.

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