10 Trees That Are More Trouble Than They Are Worth

Trees add value to our homes, improving the yard with clean air, beauty, shade, and even fruits. But this value is more important when you find and grow the right trees. When you want to plant trees, you don’t want to choose the ones that will bring you maintenance headaches and make you spend too much time caring for them. You also do not want to go for trees that will be the cause of dispute with your neighbors. There are more than 60,000 tree species in the world you can choose from. Just do not plant these 10 trees that are more trouble than they are worth.

Black Walnut

Black Walnuts are allelopathic, meaning that they release harmful chemicals that can impact other organisms and plants. The chemicals could harm the grass, vegetables, and flower gardens. Besides, they are just a mess with the nuts which drop allover.

White Pine

These trees are not just susceptible to diseases like the white pine weevil, they drop sticky pitch that stain walkways, clothing, and car surfaces. They also drop needles that increase the soil’s acidity, making it hard for other plants around to grow.

Bradford Pear

During the flowering season, Bradford pear produces flowers that have a foul odor that smells like fish. The unpleasant smell could be the cause of a dispute with your neighbor. Worst, they are prone to cracking and splitting due to their fast growth, making them a victim od storm.

Female Ginkgo

Originating from China, the Ginkgo tree has been a source of food and medicine for years. The male and female sexes grow separately.

The female ginkgo has butyric acid that smells like vomit when it falls. If you still want to enjoy the beautiful flowers in your yard, make sure you have planted the male type.

Silver Maple

Silver maple was widely planted for its shade and rapid growth rate after World War II. But it has been losing its fame for its troublesome characteristics. Their shallow root system cracks sidewalks and can break the sewer system and pipes.

Weeping Willow

The weeping willow grows fast and can increase by 10 feet every year. Unfortunately, they have a short life, between 20-30 years. The weeping Willow fibrous roots are always in search of valuable water. They break the pipes and sewer system through your driveway and sidewalks. It is also susceptible to some fungal diseases that could lead to their death.

trees that are more trouble

Honey Locust

Normally used to provide shade in the streets without overpowering the underground growth, the honey locust has its drawbacks too. It gets infected with several diseases and insects that reduce its life span. The trunk also grows thorns that can be as long as 12 inches.


A single Aspen tree can make the entire yard untidy and messy with its weedy suckers. It can be a maintenance headache if planted close to neighboring environments and even a cause of dispute. It is also prone to several fungal diseases.


The mulberry was once a favorite to many for its ornamental qualities and fruits. But its shallow root system causes damage to the piping system and house foundations.

The falling fruits also invite different birds in the yard, which adds more debris, making it hard to maintain.

Mountain Cedar

Also called Ahe Juniper, the mountain cedar produces large amounts of yellow pollen grains that cause sniffling and sneezing. If you are suffering from airborne allergic reactions, this tree is not a good choice. Even when you don’t have the allergy, the pollen will mess up with your balcony, car, patio, and porch each day.

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