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RE: RE: Theresa, found > fire

As I duck and run....

I do controlled burns in my yard. I do not burn piles of leaves that
smolder for hours. And yes, I am in a city, and do have the proper
license. Mine normally take about 10 minutes to complete. I pick a day
that the conditions are perfect. That means not every year I can do it.
Last year we could not even do it at the nature center due to the

Sorry, but it takes 30 seconds to burn an ornamental grass... and how
long to get the chain saw out and deal with the mess? 

I might also mention that this is not an outside neighborhood... as in
the ONLY time I ever see my neighbors out is to cut their perfect lawns,
and some don't even do that, they have companies handle it along with
chemical spraying etc... they would not dream of sitting on the patio
and enjoying the great outsides... kids have to go to the park, not play
on THEIR lawns... and this was prior to my ever burning anything. And I
do warn the fire dept as well as surrounding neighbors (who roll their
eyes and say whatever lady). 

Ducking and running.....

> I agree. Would never burn if I lived on a small (< 1 acre) or in a
> closely populated area. Would not burn what I could compost. (The
> is an allergist who is himself sensitive to odors...I have not worn
> makeup or perfume in 20+ years. No scented candles either!) When we
> lived in the Puyallup, WA, area in 1985, you couldn't even use your
> fireplace on certain days because of pollution concerns. In our area,
> have neighbors who ask to add stuff to our burn pile.
> Cathy
> On Saturday, December 28, 2002, at 03:10 PM, Kitty Morrissy wrote:
> > Cathy,
> > You raise important points, but they don't hold much weight in a
> > subdivision within city limits that has lots of about 60x120.
> > and
> > lilies go to the dump. No one on these small lots has so much of
> > 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
> > 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
> > nothing of filling their kids' lungs with carbon from burning
> > 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
> > quarters, I don't think so.
> >
> > Kitty

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