No Sweetgum Balls!
Q: We have lived here twenty years and have always had those dreaded sweetgum balls. But this year none out of ten trees had them.
A: Nature works in mysterious ways! It’s possible there was a heavy rain during flowering or maybe a late frost damaged the buds. Severe pruning at ground level is the only thing that is guaranteed to prevent them. Count your blessings and don’t expect this to happen again!