Ban the blowers; longtime friendships | Letters to the Editor


Last updated 9/8/2022 at 9:35am

Edmonds should follow Seattle's lead on leaf blowers

I am writing to encourage the council to enact a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.

In addition to Seattle, similar bans have gone forward in many municipalities in the U.S. and Canada. The reason...

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

I once purchased an electric blower to blow leaves out of my flower gardens. I found it plenty powerful but too powerful it uprooted plants and I quit using it and used a leaf rake. I see no homeowners around our area using blowers at all. BUT I do see and HEAR the companies hired to blow the leaves around. Doesn't get rid of them. I say use a rake in your yard thats what we do. 3 times every fall that is what yard waste is for. So talk to the companies.


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