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Oklahoma Cotton Wood Trees
Oklahoma Cottonwood trees are doing their thing. It looks like little angels floating down from heaven in the sunlight, but they are the devil when your air conditioner's condenser gets plugged up with them. I'm talking about the fluffy little parachutes that drop the seed down from the eastern cottonwood tree which is also known as the Populus deltoides. Every year, I try to wait until they have fallen to clean up our condensers so that the fluffy little buggers won't stop them back up. A lot of the time, it's very hot when it's time to complete the preventive maintenance. But even if you have home warranty, it will not cover a plugged condenser. Usually they can be rinsed out of the condensing unit by a professional or someone who knows what they are doing. Some years they are very sparse and hardly noticed. Other years they come down like a blizzard and pile up everywhere. Some people probably experience allergies from them. It makes my nose itch just thinking about them. They remind me of the little fluffy things in Avatar when I saw it in 3D. The cottonwood is the Nebraska State tree. Oklahoma is fortunate to have ... more
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