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misselaine
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Plea to Mueller neighbors for clear sidewalks
by misselaine on June 16th, 2013

Let's not let C.frimire hijack this thread as he normally does so well. Ignoring it is best.

A lot of overgrowth is not even from the trees, as the original poster put. It is that lantana (dang that lantana! grows all over the sidewalk!), rose bushes, grasses (great for tripping people up with the long reeds), and bougainvillea (wow, so many thorns). Whether it is good for the tree or not, if a branch is really in a dangerous positions, I still think it should come down (if possible). Also, the little suckers should be removed (the leaves growing out of the trunk), no matter what time of year.

 
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C. Frimire
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by C. Frimire on June 16th, 2013

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Let's not let C.frimire hijack this thread as he normally does so well. Ignoring it is best.

Gosh misselaine, your last post seems a little harsh. Do you treat all people that contradict you in such a draconian manner?
Even in the real world?

Back to the subject at hand. I can tell many of you are passionate about this oh so thorny, sucky, sucky issue, but I guess I'm just unclear on what action you are suggesting be done. Are you proposing to leave postit notes on the foliage that touches us? Surely no one is suggesting vigilante pruning? Or is a steady beating of the drum on this forum the solution of choice? Each of these possibilities seems ineffective, inappropriate, or inefficient (in that order).

How about introducing yourself to your neighbors and telling them how their foliage effects you? It would probably be a more efficient method of solving the problem, create a greater sense community spirit, and reduce the (dare I say it) indignation evident in this thread.
As an added bonus, I will leave my plants unpruned next year, in hopes if meeting each of you face to face. Perhaps, misselaine, the experience will incline you to be less reductive and exclusive in future conversations.

 
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misselaine
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by misselaine on June 16th, 2013

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Gosh misselaine, your last post seems a little harsh. Do you treat all people that contradict you in such a draconian manner?
Even in the real world?


No, just internet trolls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)

"In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by trying to start arguments and upset people.[1]. They may do this by posting deliberately inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[4]"
 
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C. Frimire
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by C. Frimire on June 16th, 2013

Misselaine, it seems to me that you are the one that has hijacked this conversation and reduced it to name calling.

Unfortunately, your attitude, while infuriating, prevents any meaningful discussion, and as I am not willing to join you in the casting of aspersions, it would seem there is nothing left to say.
 
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by CJ Barker on June 17th, 2013

That's great to hear. I guess you're all out of hyperbolic puns.

Last time I checked, this thread wasn't about 3rd world problems. If you're interested in discussing such there are copious amounts of discussion boards to get your fill on regarding this. It serve's no value-add to deviate from the discussion with sarcasm or attempts at mockery. If you'd prefer to go this route I'm happy to meet with you in person to do so.

The conversation wasn't solely regarding trees. As mentioned repeatedly, there is overgrowth on sidewalks. There are numerous folks in the neighborhood attempting to draw attention to this. Whether the intended audience gets that message is to be determined; however, an attempt has been made.

It takes a few minutes to trim back weeds, roses, lantana, bougainvillea, grass, etc. It's a simple action for being courteous and allowing folks to actually use the sidewalks for their intended purpose. No more no less.

CJ
 
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by schroed on June 17th, 2013

Yes, original topic please.

I think this failure to trim regularly is a big deal, and I have dogs on both sides of this fight, so to speak. That is, I happen to own a rose with an extraordinary growth rate and a nearly insatiable taste for human blood. And I walk the neighborhood regularly. A lot.

I would estimate that the average height of tree limbs extending over the sidewalks here is 5 ft 9 inches. This guess is based on the fact that my left eyeball is approximately 5 ft 9 inches off the ground, and that seems to be where they strike most often. I find the tree problem is most common in the older, phase 1 streets, where they've had longer to grow. And red yuccas are beautiful, but they never should have been planted close to the sidewalks.

As to solutions, I agree that talking to neighbors is preferable, but it is certainly not efficient to talk to everyone on a 3-mile walking route. It is better than reporting them to the HOA. One does eventually get tired of eating green 'friendly reminder' postcards, at least in my experience. All in all, I'd say discussing it here on citicite is fairly efficient and neighborly. Could be even more efficient if someone who does not mind sharing their data with the NSA would kindly re-post it to the facebook group.
 
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misselaine
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by misselaine on June 17th, 2013

Schroed, you "eat" your green friendly reminder postcards? :)

Thanks for mentioning that bit about it not being efficient to go door to door, asking people to trim. I tend to find about 15 houses or so per walk that need a trim. Plus, I'm already gun-shy as I once asked my neighbor to trim back her plants that were half-way across the sidewalk. I even offered to trim them myself, and in return I got an earful from her about not wanting to cut her pretty flowers, that I should maneuver around them, and that her property extends on the sidewalk, blah blah blah. And she is a friend! So, not sure I will be asking people directly...
 
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by schroed on June 17th, 2013

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Schroed, you "eat" your green friendly reminder postcards? :)
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Is that not what they're for? They're not very 'friendly' if not meant to be eaten.
 
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by L K on June 18th, 2013

I have a friend, a former runner, now in a wheelchair from an accident, who likes to roll through the Mueller parks and surrounding neighborhoods. It would be difficult for him to knock on doors to encourage neighbors to trim their vegetation so he could roll his wheelchair down the sidewalk. Also, I wouldn't expect people wheeling babies or toddlers in strollers to stop and speak to every neighbor about the need to trim the vegetation overgrowing onto the sidewalk.

I don't even know why I'm replying to this thread. If someone is breaking the law, then it should be reported and those who are uncooperative should be fined.
 
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by JFunk Ster on June 18th, 2013

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I don't even know why I'm replying to this thread. If someone is breaking the law, then it should be reported and those who are uncooperative should be fined.

I totally agree!! These vines are a nuance. No different than if someone jumped out from behind the bushes and started harassing me or my family while we were walking past their house. It's just common courtsy. Also, stopping by people's houses is a ridiculous suggestion. I don't know about everyne else but I go on walks to relax and spend some time thinking about my day. The idea of stopping at every other house and having a possible awkward conversation does not sound very fun at all.
 
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