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    OMG! They just keep falling and falling!

    LEAVES I live in the city so I have nowhere to go with them. The city will pick them up if I get them to the curb but....it's a lot of leaves. I have spent about 10-12 hours over the past couple weeks raking leaves to the curb. I'm tired of it. Enough already......

    ok....rant over

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    I don't have those problems, Mesquite and palm trees are ever green...
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    I hate oak trees !!!

    The wood is beautiful but the leaves just turn brown and refuse to fall off until you've just cleaned up all the other leaves.
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    Got a London Plane Tree (a type of sycamore) The leaves are 10-12 inches across. Fortunately the wind likes to take them to someone else's place. The real problem is with the pin oaks that drop leaves all winter. A neighbor once asked my wife about the best way to trim a pin oak (she works for Arbor Day Foundation) and she told him to trim about a foot below ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    Got a London Plane Tree (a type of sycamore) The leaves are 10-12 inches across. Fortunately the wind likes to take them to someone else's place. The real problem is with the pin oaks that drop leaves all winter. A neighbor once asked my wife about the best way to trim a pin oak (she works for Arbor Day Foundation) and she told him to trim about a foot below ground.
    Got five of those Plane trees - many leaves.

    Also have 12 sugar maples, which have pretty much lost all their leaves now (nine 2 ydł, shredded), one hickory, one ash (both bare, now) and twelve red oaks which have hardly started losing leaves yet. I'll still be raking them in February - between snowfalls.

    I'm sure glad I have that vaccuum trailer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    I'm sure glad I have that vaccuum trailer!

    Now thats just cheatin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    Now thats just cheatin.
    Nope, that is just working smart!! Me, I just keep mowing 'em until they are little chunks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Me, I just keep mowing 'em until they are little chunks!
    I thought that was how it was done what is all this talk about a rake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Me, I just keep mowing 'em until they are little chunks!
    That's how countryboys roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I don't have those problems, Mesquite and palm trees are ever green...
    We have trees in our yard that shed leaves all year, even if they stay green. And of course, we get to have year-round weekly lawn mowing, too.

    And palm trees need to have the dead fronds trimmed off periodically. Otherwise, they become rat condos around here.
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