Leaf Blowers: Extreme Polluters

  • By 2020 in California, gas-powered lawn equipment will be the biggest source of ozone/smog pollution in the state (SOURCE: California Air Resources Board)
  • Explanation here: The problem with small engines is that they generally have a primitive design and little or no emissions control technology. While cars and trucks have leaped ahead with catalytic converters, advanced combustion techniques, and computer-controlled fuel injection, small engines are still using technology that was outdated in the 1960s. Worst of all are two-stroke engines, which require oil to be mixed in with the fuel, about a third of which is forced out the exhaust instead of being burned, and so produce immense pollution as a basic function of operating.
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Find Your Native Powerhouse Plants By Zipcode! See More Butterflies!

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Find YOUR POWERHOUSE NATIVE PLANTS HERE: https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/
Native Black Willow (Salix nigra)
DISTRIBUTION USA: AL, AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , ON , QC
Requires moist soil; found along stream-beds.
Read more here: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SANI