What do you do when all the cottonwood trees growing along the river, by which you park your van, drop all their pollen on your doorstep? You burn it off obviously. I know, most people get along just fine in life by ignoring the fluffy-cotton stuff, but that’s not your style. You’re not one to wait until it rains and then have all that pollen look like mold growing in your flower bed.
Surprisingly enough you’re not alone in your immediate decision to solve a minor problem with a major fire. Youtuber Baxter Beginhir thought ahead enough to film it when he and his buddies decided to burn the cotton off their grass in 2013.
As funny as it would have been if this had burned down the house the whole operation actually goes quite well. The pollen burns very readily and so quickly that it doesn’t even scorch the grass or plants that are below it. Now I can’t wait until fall to try this myself.
Hit the jump for the video.