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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 01:00 PM

1. Those last 2 paragraphs are untrue.

Yes, let's ban the gas-powered ones. They're hella noisy and belch exhaust, and they aren't really good for the people who usually wear them on their backs and are sucking the fumes and even getting burned.

But it is absolutely untrue that only "lazy people" use blowers, or that they just are blown into the street or other people's property. We use electric blowers at the house, as do most of our neighbors. We live in what used to be a commercial pecan grove, with tons of trees all shedding down at once. The only way to reasonably deal with that amount of leaves is to use blowers to QUICKLY get them piled, and then rake the piles and compost all we can, and bag up what we can't. Otherwise, nobody in our neighborhood could keep up with them. Everyone here also leaves some in the gardens and on the ground for the insects. But if we left it all, we'd just end up killing all the green stuff with thick piles of leaves.

Don't judge the use of a good tool by the way some entitled jerks use it. No blower? They'll still just rake it into the street or their neighbor's property.

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