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Re: RE: Theresa, found > fire

You raise important points, but they don't hold much weight in a
subdivision within city limits that has lots of about 60x120.  Peonies and
lilies go to the dump. No one on these small lots has so much of these
items that they have to burn them.  The city picks up the leaves and uses
the compost they make. We shouldn't be burning them in such close spaces
with neighbors who suffer from emphezema, asthma, etc. 

Some people love the smell of burning leaves; I can't abide it.  The same
people who wouldn't think of smoking cigarettes around their kids think
nothing of filling their kids' lungs with carbon from burning leaves. 
Fine, but I don't want my house or my cats reeking of carbon.

If you live in the country it's, I guess, ok to pollute the air with
burning leaves.  you're the one that has to deal with it.  But in close
quarters, I don't think so.


> [Original Message]
> From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/28/2002 2:09:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Theresa, found  > fire
> Why burn leaves when you can compost them? But there are larger items, 
> and some plant material that is diseased or harbors certain insects for 
> which burning is an appropriate option. (Not to mention the controlled 
> burns involved in prairie management.) Burning also requires taking 
> conditions such as moisture and wind into account as well.
> Cathy
> On Friday, December 27, 2002, at 06:21 PM, Kitty Morrissy wrote:
> > Well, that depends on which side of the fence you're on, Jim.
> > Before this went into effect, I would have to lose the vacation day I 
> > took
> > to work in my garden, because some idiot would burn his leaves.
> > Kitty
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