Be a good neighbour
This letter is in regard to a homeowner’s responsibility when dealing with the annual shedding of our colourful Canadian trees.
I believe that individuals should be respectful and responsible for the care and disposal of leaves from their trees.
While we may not have control of overhang branches, we should not be strategically blowing leaves in the hope a gust of wind will carry them down the drive or onto adjacent properties.
As well, if able- bodied citizens can operate their leaf blowers, push or riding mowers, you should not expect your neighbours to do the dirty work for you.
Like most, I work hard each day come home and tend to my yard, while ensuring i don’t encroach with my grass cuttings or leaves.
I have also mulched and raked numerous bags in the past, but this year I am already tired of working for the neighbourhood. Perhaps hire a student, or move to a maintenance- free dwelling. In the interim, let’s be “good neighbours” and “tend to our own” Canadian maple leaves.