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  •  If you want to tick off that neighbor (1+ / 0-)
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    then plant some maple trees.  They grow fairly rapidly and produce an abundance of large leaves that will carpet the yard next door...and the next one and the next one and the next one...

    The 2nd and 3rd houses down from me planted 6 maple trees between them which create untold misery.  The wind most often blows from east to west and they are east of me (of course).  No way I can retaliate with my magnolia unless I rake the leaves up and dump them in their yards - which I admit I have been tempted to do more than once.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:02:04 AM PST

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    •  Here in the mountains, we have straight line winds (1+ / 0-)
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      They usually blow from south to north, but not always.  I can have a three inch deep carpet of oak leaves in the yard, only to get up the next morning to find the yard mostly bare save for a few mounds of leaves in the wind shadow of the house, workshop and cars.  I have no idea where they go, but it is amazing how a 40 mph wind for six hours can scour leaves off your yard.  

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:18:32 AM PST

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