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March 15, 2007

Uses for Sweet Gum BallsIf you have sweet gum balls, try using them to put in the bottom of your flower pots.

By Jodi from TX

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December 17, 2007

This wreath is made from the seed pods from the sweet gum tree. This is a pattern for all you Southern folks that have these seed pods to clean up every fall from your yard.

Sweet Gum Mini-Wreath

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March 18, 2010

Are gumballs from the gumball tree poisonous?

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American Sweetgum trees can be found throughout must of the eastern US. The balls of the trees are modified fruits that house the seeds until the balls ripen and release the seeds.

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While you can't eat the balls or the seeds, pioneers once peeled the bark and scraped the resin-like solid to produce chewing gum and medicines. Good luck.

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