I have just moved into a new property and have identified the tree in the front garden as an African Tulip tree. It’s not considered a weed here in Perth (too dry) but I’ve read it can be toxic to native bees and birds. Should I get rid of it? I will be sad to lose the shade, but to be honest it already looks sick, from what I’ve read it doesn’t cope well with extended periods of dry weather. Thanks so much.
16 November 2020 05:05 PM
From your description of the state of this tree, the best approach would be to remove it, rejuvenate the soil with cow manure/compost/Dynamic Lifter and plant something else in autumn next year. So you could enjoy the shade it provides over this summer.