We have lotsa trees on our street. Green ash, American linden, maples of every sort. We love our shady street.
However, there is one fly in the ointment. I mean, there is one pin oak amongst the trees. It stands tall, wide, and proud. It's a lovely tree. (The tree is much larger than it appears in the photo! Much! Larger!)
But in spite of its loveliness everyone on our street (except the owner) hates that tree with a ferocity that defies description.
This oak does not drop its leaves at the appropriate time as does every other tree. No, indeedy! It takes all winter for them to drop. They begin dropping at the top and gradually move downward. In the middle of the fiercest February blizzard the bottom third of the tree will still be in full leaf. The final release will be in the spring when the tree begins nudging out new leaf tips.
So you see....all winter long there is a steady influx of leaves from across the street. Leaves made of steel that never decompose! Never! Ever!
So I'm thinking....remember the Biblical story where Jesus cursed the fig tree and the tree died?
Do ya suppose it would be a sin to curse that tree? Do ya suppose? Because I'm praying that tree will die.
P.S. The neighbor has numerous other trees that provide summer shade. It would not be a terrible loss to lose ONE tree!