Eliminating Sweetgum Balls

I was severely dis-heartened to look up in my big sweetgum yesterday and note the thousands of balls that have not yet fallen from last year. If I didn't need the shade, it would be gone in a heartbeat. There IS a way to "neuter" a sweetgum, but it's not easy!
See details at http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/sweetgum-eliminating-balls/
sweetgum ball
sweetgum flower
sweetgum leaf

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