A neighbor was diagnosed with Lime today after trimming his shrubs a couple of weeks ago. That got me thinking about the way I work because so far I have not been infected despite doing this for a living. I make it a point to have minimal contact with the cuttings. That is by catching them with a tarp or raking them into a tarp, or raking them up and putting them in a big green barrel with the rake or pitch fork. Around here the municipality collects green waste and recycles it, so the tarp or barrel get brought to the curb and dumped, untouched by human hands. One problem with that is those stupid bags many municipalities want you to use. They cause people to handle the clippings to put them in the bags and I believe that's how my neighbor got infected. The municipal guys here will reluctantly shovel the stuff I leave into their garbage truck with pitch forks and as far as I'm concerned that is a far better method, not just from the Lime disease standpoint, it is a hell of a lot easier for them than picking up 70 pound wet bags all day. But of course politicians are idiots.