When we were house shopping the priorities looked a bit like this:
1. Nice house with a yard
1a. With trees
1aa. Not pines
Boy, oh boy. This is why. What a treat! Did you even know crape myrtles could do that?! I did not. Our neighbor tells us that the man who built our house walked around with a nail on the end of a stick to collect every last leaf off the lawn. He wanted to cut every tree down so he wouldn't have to suffer the chore, but his wife kept him from such irrevoccable madness.
We thank her.