A leaf collection company sets ridiculous requirements and a man collects all the leaves in his neighborhood to create a 12 foot pile
“My neighborhood leaf collection company has ridiculously strict rules about where leaves must be picked,” said Redditor Nillanute4283. wrote in the post Collected 13k upvotes.
There are 40-50 oak trees and 2 sugar maples on the author’s property which, in his own words, become “leaves”. Full of leaves. But the Leaf Company seems oblivious to that fact and would not allow the author to use the long curb he shared with his neighbour, to put down a huge amount of Leaf.
As such, the Redditor saw it as a challenge and viciously followed, creating what was a somewhat pleasant sensation in the neighborhood.
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There were so many leaves on the author’s property that the lawn mower motor burned out.
The author of this story later shared update In response to a commentator’s question, I would like to clarify some aspects about this whole situation.
“There were a lot of leaves, most of which fell within two days. They covered 1/2 acre of land and were 3 to 6 inches thick, no grass in sight. Let’s cut/mulch them. I think even the mulching will put a good layer of mulching on the grass before it breaks down and suffocates the grass before it feeds. not.”
OP actually paid his neighbor for the leaves so he could “legally claim the leaves were his”
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Redditor explained that he paid his neighbors “so that he could justifiably claim the leaf was mine,” adding, “To be fair, they thought I was psychic.” .
“This is what I did so I could satisfy the law’s language that only ‘my’ leaves were in the pile. In case you were as confused as others, I paid $1 for each neighbor (3 people) instead of $1 per leaf, I wanted to make sure I fully met the “compliance” requirements as this whole game was inspired by this subreddit. It was. ”
Apparently, a leaf pick-up company exists as a solution to leaf burn, which is prohibited in his county.
The authors were also asked how the leaf-picking companies existed. someone wondered.
The OP responded by saying the danger was leaf scorch. There is still a lot of farmland in this part of the United States to maintain lawns (lawn standards are often enforced by neighborhood associations called Homeowners Associations or HOAs). , the leaves are raked, blown and collected, but most private home owners have nowhere to put them.
Previously, smoke from scorched leaves had “surged hospital visits”
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Additionally, according to the authors, “We used to burn leaves, but the haze of smoke lasted for weeks and triggered all asthma. Hospital visits would skyrocket. Every breath due to Covid.” Even before organ complications, the county banned leaf burning.
“But they banned burning, so they had to offer an alternative. We have built a fleet of leaf-collecting trucks in the fall and spring, and we don’t know if those trucks will be used in the winter and summer,” the authors explained.