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Cottonwood tree

I have a cottonwood tree in my back yard and every year I have a bumper crop of cotton in my yard and in my neighbors. I would rather not have this ca$h crop. Can anyone help me?

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Since it is a softwood it wouldn't do much in a fireplace or wood stove so you might have to live with it unless you want to drape the tree in a bird net so the cash crop doesn't spill out over the lawn.

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Mowing the lawn often would cut the seedlings down, preventing them from growing.

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if you don't want the fluff, then you may not want the tree. they're inseparable.

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