Cottonwoods around pond

Asked October 11, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

Our 4 acre pond in Fannin Co is now reduced to about 1 acre in the span of 4 years. I understand the impact of drought, but also think the abundance of cottonwoods surrounding the pond has had a significant impact on the water level. Should the cottonwoods be removed? If so, what is the least environmentally offensive way to do this

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1 Response

It is difficult for me to say that they need to be removed, I would attribute the decline in your pond water to the drought that we had experienced and also, issues with pond leaking potentially. If you could email some photos to cody.maxwell@ag.tamu.edu that would better help explain your situation.