Be a good neigh­bour

The Enterprise-Bulletin (Collingwood) - - OPINION - D. Quail Oril­lia

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.

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