The Jacaranda trees are blooming early this year. It was a warmer than usual winter here in Florida as well as other parts of of the country. A Jacaranda in full bloom is a lovely sight, but some trees are more lovely when they are not on your property.
There was a very large Jacaranda tree in our yard. When we arrived in December, we met our neighbors on the other side of that tree. They had already trimmed a lot of branches off, which needed to be done, but they asked if we would be willing to just take it down completely. They really hated that tree!
I was quite hesitant at first, but over the next couple of months I could see that it was a nuisance for them. Black seeds covered their car port, roof, and rain gutters. Little trees took root in their completely clogged gutters. Then long spiky things started falling off the tree and covering the lawn--a walking hazard if wearing, as one typically does here, sandals or flip flops. The tree was situated in a place where we had to make an effort to see it. We agreed to have the tree removed just before it started to bloom.
The guy they had come do the work had it down and cleaned up in no time so I hired him to come back and take care of the thorny bougainvillea and also prune the grapefruit tree.
So we lost a tree in our yard, but we made the neighbors happy. Life is a balancing act.