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As a comment about Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin), Kathy547 wrote:

Mimosa trees are common in the South, especially around old home sites. In fact, many Southerners consider these to be weed-type trees because they tend to reseed easily. A lot of them will have trunks that branch close to the ground, making them good climbing trees for kids. It can be a bit messy when the flowers fall to the ground.
Name: John Bales
Lewisville, AR (Zone 8a)
Region: Arkansas Cat Lover Daylilies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Feb 12, 2016 1:12 AM CST
Living in southwest Arkansas, Momosa trees were a real trend as far back as I can remember (around 1960). And they are beautiful in bloom. But yes they are a nuisance - the dropped flowers make a mess in the yard (and on cars, lawn furniture, anything outside). Then you have the seed pods, after which plants begin to sprout far and wide beginning the next spring. This property had them around the house back when I was a kid and in 2016 we still have a tree or two somewhere close and end up pulling up sprouting trees in flowerbeds from wind-born (and probably birds) seed. The house I grew up in...same thing, it's like fighting crabgrass if there's a mature tree anywhere in the neighborhood!
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown
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