I mow a lot of lawns for elderly people that can not afford a "full priced" service. I retired two years ago and do this work for something to keep me busy. Any way. I have one lady that is in her late 50's that has twelve huge Beech trees around the edge of her yard and one in the middle that I mowed for last year. The trees are full of dead limbs that fall in her yard. Last week it took two hours to pick them all up. Then today it took over an hour to get them up before I would let my mowers on her lawn. I told her today that they need to be trimmed of the dead limbs and offered to do the trimming for free. Got the same answer as last year. Hubby planted those trees back about 1832 and I do not want them cut on. I let her know that I can not afford to pay two guys an hour or two every week to pick up dead branches from her yard and that she will need to find someone else to do her lawn. Hated to do her that way. But I suffered through this last year. Picking up branches for an hour or so every week when it takes only 20 minutes to do the actual mowing, trimming and clean up. Running a mower over thumb sized hard dead tree limbs 8 to 10 feet long is a big no no with my equipment. The choice seemed to make my helpers happy. So I quess someone feels good about the decision. Ever run into these type of people?