This thread is why I walked away from managing condo's and HOA's a year ago after doing it for 5 years. Started making my hair grey...
Our community has a lot of units and i say in a crowd you can always hide. We could move, but then what if i get a next door neighbor who is horrible and has a terrible yard or a bunch of broken down cars in front or a continuous barking dog? There is not much you can do about it and a couple of bad neighbors is not easy to ignore. In a condo you can because here we have more friends here than those we can’t stand.
Hahahahahaha.... LOVE This torture music! THAT is horrible! I would definitely have to leave the house to play that!Why give her songs with a beat when you can play this banger:
I planted arborvitae as privacy screen along a retaining wall on the east side of our lot. Can't recall the timeframe but the raised beds that are up to 15 feet from the wall became tangled and choked with arborvitae roots, they simply loved the drip system that kept the three beds irrigated. The end of the privacy screen came when the roots got into the 68 year old sewer line. Roto guys and me with a chainsaw.I would have to measure, but the tree is positioned about 15 feet from the shallow end of the pool.
The issue I have with clear cut, plant and repeat forestry is it doesn’t increase biodiversity. When clear cuts are replanted they use a single, man made, fast growing hybrid tree throughout. Mono forestry.It's not like there is a shortage of trees. I can understand appreciating and become somewhat attached to one, but like others have said, unless you buy land and don't have an HOA, you just have to deal with that kind of thing. Clear cuts and forest fires look ugly at first, but they increase the biodiversity and quickly become prime habitat for many forest animals. People like to cry about a clear cut or forest fire and how terrible they look, but that is short sighted - it is just part of the cycle of life. Like beavers creating a meadow where a forest used to stand - change isn't bad.
And to add, there is a reason giant old growth trees ruled large areas of the Pacific Northwest coast. To think clear cutting and re-planting in managed forests of smaller trees is fully the way to go for a fully healthy diversity of fauna is a bit shortsighted, but modern man has no patience for such things as "leaving it as you found it" because it worked fine before.
We are ruthless consumers and the thirst only grows as we find buyers overseas for our timber.
Have you heard of Tanya Tagaq CM? She is a Canadian throat singer and was profiled on 60 Minutes.Hey Jojo,
Better than hip hop, try the Gyoto Monks, throat singing from Mongolia. I personally like it, but I think I am the only one. The FBI used it to try to flush one of the crazy compound guys a few years back.
Oh my gosh.... @Bruce Baker , I never knew this was a thing, throat singing? People like this stuff? This is pretty funny only i would be afraid that people would think that was ME inside my house making those noises!Have you heard of Tanya Tagaq CM? She is a Canadian throat singer and was profiled on 60 Minutes.