Is it My Neighbors?
So, what are these? Strange fish on Lake Elmo? Scat from Jack-a-lope? Nope, these are the dreaded helicopter leaves from trees in your neighborhood. They are the ones that "spin" like a helicopter blade. I put a new roof and gutters on this fall, and I knew I would see them. In fact, I expected them. Now that the weather has been warm after some cold, I thought they would be gone. I just noticed today that they are falling down through my new drain spouts with the melting ice and snow. I thought it was time to go talk to my neighbor and discuss cutting the tree down. As I was walking next door to visit with him yesterday, I noticed that that damn tree is mine! Guess I will shut my mouth, get a leaf blower out, climb up a ladder and blow out my gutters. Man, I love that tree!