Trees and Shrubs forum: Thornless Honeylocust Fall Clean Up

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ncashe7
Jan 21, 2018 3:58 PM CST
I had read that the leaves of the honeylocust were not too bad to clean up- that they sort of curled up, wouldn't kill the lawn and could be mulched pretty easily with a mower. However, I found a post on this site saying much the opposite. The leaves were huge and had to be raked up or would kill the lawn. Looking for some other opinions, especially from those who have them on their property:
1. Are the leaves a big pain to clean up or can I run them over with the lawn mower?
2. How about the seed pods- do those break down or shrivel up quickly, or will they have to be raked up?

Thanks.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 21, 2018 5:20 PM CST
I have one that the leaves fall on the garden, rose garden and lawn.
Mine has never been a problem. I rake up very few Locus leaves, mostly just mow then with the lawn.
Only problem I had was once I cut off some large branches and left them lay in the garden so the leaves would drop off and not have to drag around a leaf heavy branch.
Those leaves turned the garden into a gummy glob but then they did not drop naturally and there were a LOT of them in a small area.
Name: Carol
Nampa, ID (Zone 6b)
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Cedwards220
Apr 21, 2018 12:56 PM CST
I'm posting this here, because I should have been done in January. I inherited this tree and was told it was a honeylocust. Ok. Was beautiful through fall, then created a gazillion seed pods. Nursery told me unusual..ok but this is late April and it's still not done dropping. Anyone have this experience? Will it EVER get flowers or leaves again? Yikes! Now that it's over produced seeds, will next year be normal??
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Just noticed itty-bitty green tips on branches. Hallelujah! Hurray!
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Apr 22, 2018 10:39 PM CST
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