Neighbour has had enough of cotton pickin’ trees in Ben Lee Park spewing fluff balls all around

Every year about this time, we are inundated with voluminous and incessant clouds of cotton fluff spewing from cottonwood trees.

To the editor:

Here we go again.

Every year about this time, we are inundated with voluminous and incessant clouds of cotton fluff spewed forth with gusto from the cottonwood trees at Ben Lee Park.

We live right next door to the park and cannot escape the direct line of fire from those trees.

Our parking lot has the appearance of a snow blizzard having just passed through. The fluff balls are ankle deep.

It gets in everywhere—nose, mouth, eyes—it even gets in our car when we open the doors to get in.

Nothing would please me more than to see those trees ripped out of the ground and replaced with something less polluting and more proudly Canadian, such as the stout Canadian maple tree which does not pollute the atmosphere with unwanted cotton fluff balls and provides spectacular colours in the fall.

Is there anyone we could approach to address this aggravating situation? Perhaps if enough people voiced their dissent in this instance, something would hopefully be done about it.

Lucas Pheiffer,


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