The sweetgum trees in this area have spiny seed balls in the fall. I don't think I have any on my place, but others have them. Their leaves are bright red this time of year. I never get as far as pruning my wisteria vines. There are so many of them. It was pouring rain most of the day, so I worked indoors. Leaves can wait a few more days. I would like to sleep some more, but I have a few more things to do this evening before going to bed.