It's that time of year again when our neighbour's tree torments us.
The leaves are very small and light and get everywhere. I suppose technically, they should be called leaflets because the leaf itself is a compound leaf. They fill the gutters, not only on the roof but the road too.
They land on every available surface
This year we haven't been blessed with many of the giant seed pods. I think it exhausted itself after last year's efforts. Nevertheless there are pods and they are sprouting. These are probably from last year.
They've fallen on stony ground. I really hope they know what that means.
I looked up some facts about this tree after various people left me comments to help me identify it. According to Wikipedia, it's Gleditsia triacanthos or Honey Locust native to eastern North America. Ha! So Christopher Columbus is to blame! It can reach heights of up to 30m (almost 100ft) but I think it's reached that already.
My spirits lifted when I read that it's relatively short-lived, especially given that it's fully grown. However they were dashed again when I saw that short-lived for a tree means 150 years. I can't wait that long!