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Old 11-16-2010, 04:43 PM
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Using blower to blow leaves off trees

Ok, now I think i've seen it all. While I was going a leaf cleanup yesterday the next door neighbor was out blowing his leaves. There is a Norway Maple near the property line which is still holding some leaves. Well, I guess he just didn't want to wait for them because he started blowing them off with his backpack blower, lol. I was waiting to see if he was going to get a ladder to get the ones he couldn't reach from the ground.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:48 PM
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I do it when I'm on my roof blowing leaves out of my gutters.

We have a maple that overhangs the house a bit. Will clog gutters this time of year, and if we get a torrential downpour, and gutters are clogged, we get a wet basement.

When I'm up there, I blow out the gutters, and while I'm up there I blow out and up at the tree to dislodge any that are close to dropping. Same thing in the Spring with the helicopters! Don't laugh, it does work!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:55 PM
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OK, guess it's not that off the wall then. It's not something that's ever occurred to me to do. Do you pick the ones that won't blow off? lol
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:59 PM
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My elderly neighbor's wife used to shop vac their river rock beds a few times a year.

Can't say I've ever seen anybody blowing trees off though. I would like to see it.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:32 PM
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we tend to "help mother nature along" if they are loose... hehe.

i hate coming back around to the clean side of the house and see a mess where i just blew.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:41 PM
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I have actually "thought" about doing this to a stubborn maple in my yard...
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:17 AM
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You should see what happens when you put a Redmax Eb8000 and a Stihl Br600 together and blow up the tree!
The leaves have to be ready but that draft up its skirt can skin a tree in a minute. The only problem is you get all the leaves falling on your head. I guess I need a third helper with a blower.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:44 AM
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It's very common...when your there to do a cleanup and they are falling right behind you, it's a no brainer.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:05 PM
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Yeah i just get the girls to Pick the leaves off my trees!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:23 PM
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Yeah i just get the girls to Pick the leaves off my trees!

Now thats a nice trunk on that maple
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