A: When I moved into my house 30 years ago, a small sweetgum tree was growing next to my driveway. As the years passed, it grew bigger and bigger and made nice shade for my parking area. But every year, I had to rake more leaves, and more sweetgum balls fell from the tree. I tried injecting it with a deblooming hormone twice ($225 each time). Three years ago, I had had enough. I called a tree company to take it down. I have not regretted that decision for a second. I miss the shade but I don’t miss the leaves or the stickery balls at all.
You have a similar decision. There’s no way to prevent the camphor tree berries. When they become a big enough nuisance, you may decide, like me, that the only solution is to take down the tree. I doubt you will regret it.