We have this huge tree that provides shade and distinction to our front yard, scraggly barked Mesquite that grows like a house fire. We pay to trim it back every year, and after the year ends it begins to drop every leaf, tiny little buds and spiny stems that look like pine straw, and it goes everywhere.
Today I blew and vacuumed and raked and bagged
about 200 lbs or so, enough to make my and my neighbors yard look presentable until it finishes shedding.
What it cannot know, is that we are seriously considering cutting it down and relandscaping the yard. Although the shade is nice, it is just too costly and messy to maintain past its 20 plus year life, we think.