Follow the Yellow Leaf Road
September 19, 2017 11:30am CST
The homes in our subdivision, located in a Chicago suburb, were built in the 1980s. The streets of our subdivision are lined with some lovely trees. We have a lot of thornless honey locust trees in our subdivision. Thornless honey locust trees were most likely chosen by the developers due to the trees being easy to plant and fast-growing. The trees have fairly strong branches too. The trees make a big mess in fall, however. The small leaves of the thornless honey locust fly here, there and everywhere. We had pros cut down the thornless honey locust tree in our backyard due to the mess those leaves left on the patio and the accumulation of those leaves in the gutters. The thornless honey locust leaves also stick to a dog's fur and the bottom of a human's shoes and those stuck leaves.make their way indoors. We still have those thornless honey locust leaves on our property courtesy of the wind blowing them into our front yard, and on our driveway and sidewalks.. Instead of the Wizard of Oz's Yellow Brick Road, we have the Yellow Leaf Road here.
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Looks very nice and more. The mess is of course a downside but I love the flower petals making a carpet on the ground here too. Maybe this meets up with the yellow brick road somewhere and a little boy or girl from your neighbourhood will chance upon Dorothy.
• Genova, Italy
Trees with the years, have a trunk development. So I imagine that, these trees on your street, after nearly 40 years, are very large-trunk There is a saying: "The trees are weird, they undressing, when it's cold!" I'm right?
• United States
That is a long path of yellow leaves in your gutter. Thankfully we don't have many trees surrounding our homes so we don't have to deal with all that Fall leaf cleanup. Even though it's pretty to watch the leaves change color it's a big pain when you have to rake them when they fall.