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Ponds and sycamore trees

I've read that it's not good to have sycamore trees next to ponds but I'm not sure why that's the case. I was hoping you may be able to help. 

I planned to put a fish pond at the bottom of the garden under two very mature sycamore trees (behind the holly bush, where the storage is):

If roots are the issue, I assume that shouldn't be a problem in this case as the trees are already mature?

If leaves are the issue, presumably we can mitigate that by placing a net over the pond in the autumn. 

The helicopter seeds would likely fall in... Is that a problem? If so, I could try to fish them out with a net?

Is there anything else I need to consider? The trees don't belong to us so I don't have the option to do anything about them. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286
    I wonder if, alongside the leaves and seeds issue, it could be to do with the sooty mould on the honeydew from aphids that tends to drip from sycamores?
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  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 237
    I've always assumed its the helicopters. I imagine netting them out becomes a real chore and you'll be here in 12 months time saying " it's not good to have sycamore trees next to ponds"  :D 
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