Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fallen Leaves: The Scourge of Alameda

Dear Roger:

I know that the pages of the Alameda Daily Noose have been filled of late with words about the things that we hate. I agree that there are many things to hate: people parking in front of my house, squirrels, teenagers, bagpipes, developers, music, dancing, holiday cheer and holiday asbestos, people saying nice things to you, Canadians, SunCal, thespians, bridges, neighbors, pumpkins left on people's front porches in October, the Super-Mega-Monster-Plex That Everyone Hates, the School Board, B.L.O.G.S., people who don't live in Alameda, mayors who don't come from a long line of Alamedans, and so much more!

But the one thing that really bothers me is leaves. No, not the leaves stuck on trees where they belong, but the dead, decaying, dirty, soggy, brown ones that have fallen off of the trees. Whether these are falling from the trees as a result of nature or as a result of the Big Arborist, I don't really care. The fact is, this has got to stop!

What can we do to stop these leaves from falling off the trees? Or, better yet, what can we do to stop them from growing there in the first place?

Grumpy New Year!

Patricia Fowl

Editor's Comments:

Miss Fish is right that fallen leaves are a huge problem in Alameda. Huge fallen leaves, in fact, are an even huger problem. Fortunately, Alameda Daily Noose columnist and Green guru Janet Marchant has already figured out the solution to that problem. As the Alameda Daily Noose and I recall, it had something to do with chainsaws. All we need now is for Right-Thinking Alamedans to complain loudly enough to force someone else to make that solution a reality.

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