A SWARM OF HELICOPTERS LANDED IN MY FRONT YARD!!!

By JJ
@JolietJake (51044)
United States
May 6, 2018 8:01pm CST
...and I didn't hear anything...they must be equipped with STEALTH technology. But as I stepped out the door into the front yard this afternoon, there were hundreds, possibly thousands, of them there. I think it may have been a war between my gum tree and the maple tree. All was fine this morning after I finished mowing the front yard. Then an hour or so later, I saw my sweet gum tree dropping flower clusters in the yard. And I grumbled a bit...I had just got the yard looking nice and neat. But then after my afternoon nap, Scar wanted out...and I saw the maple had sent in reinforcements to do battle with the gum tree! I quickly barricaded the door. I want no part of their war.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 May
We have a black gum tree. How similar is that to your gum tree..
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@JolietJake (51044)
• United States
7 May
Basically the same...mine may actually be a black gum.
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@minx267 (13792)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 May
I remember when I was a kid we used to take those and peel open the seed end (and it was kind of sticky) then we would stick it on the tips of our noses.
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@kobesbuddy (43628)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 May
This made me smile, as another childhood memory came to mind. I told my neighbor friends, these were polly-wogs. And if they'd take 'em home, put them in water, they'd come back to life! LOL Yes, we all took them home and placed them in water
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• United States
7 May
From your picture it does look like a battle was fought in your yard
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@iridion9 (6933)
• Philippines
7 May
leaves falling on your backyard? What tree are those leaves from?
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@JolietJake (51044)
• United States
7 May
They are maple tree seeds
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@iridion9 (6933)
• Philippines
7 May
@JolietJake okay, thanks
@Starmaiden (4988)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
7 May
Dontchya just love spring? Better helicopters than wingnuts...or are they the same?
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@JolietJake (51044)
• United States
7 May
They may be, I've never heard maple seeds called wingnuts here, but some do fall attached to each other in the shape of one
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@JohnRoberts (54330)
• Los Angeles, California
7 May
Time to rake.
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@lovebuglena (5864)
• Staten Island, New York
7 May
Someone must have thought your yard needed some decorating.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
7 May
It seems I am lucky not to have any Gum trees or Maple trees near me.
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@LadyDuck (152084)
• Switzerland
7 May
I am glad I have no maple trees in the garden. The petals of the white flowers of the fruit trees are everywhere on the lawn.
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@JudyEv (121176)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May
The black cockatoos keep dropping these gum nuts on the roof of our workshop. They make one helluva din and the first one scares heck out of you.
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@allen0187 (33142)
• Philippines
7 May
You are in a middle of a tree war JJ! Better run for cover!
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@Juliaacv (29613)
• Canada
7 May
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@spiderdust (5993)
• San Jose, California
7 May
It's spriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!
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@Namelesss (1331)
• United States
7 May
Better barricade those windows too.
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@FourWalls (13320)
• United States
7 May
Ooh, those dang things drive us batty on the Putt Putt course. We can clean the hole off and by the time we set the broom down and pick our putters up it's covered again.
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@wolfgirl569 (3397)
• Marion, Ohio
7 May
My maples are trying to get started growing here and I am busy pulling them.
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@GardenGerty (98101)
• United States
7 May
I was thinking your pictures were showing quite a few weapons there in addition to the helicopters. I had millions and zillions of tiny dandelion parachutes myself.
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@id_peace (6012)
• Singapore
7 May
It seems like an enjoyable day watching these trees in their battle
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@BarBaraPrz (19597)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 May
You're not alone. The tree in Hamilton was constantly attacking my front yard, even using twigs! And now the tree in my St Catharines back yard is doing the same. I just can't win.