The use of leaf blowers has grown exponentially in the last 30 years, to the point that many landscapers and contractors select a leaf blower as the tool of choice for multiple uses. Leaf blowers have become increasingly powerful and a ride-along gas leaf blower costing about $13,000 is now available. Most leaf blowers are gas powered, and the 2-stroke backpack gas leaf blower remains the most popular model. Electric leaf blowers have appeared on the market in the past few years and are slowly gaining acceptance. Leaf blowers of any kind, are detrimental to the environment, destroying soil and habitat. But gas leaf blowers are particularly harmful, producing significant toxic emissions impacting air pollution and health. Multiple municipalities have or are looking into ways to limit leaf blower use. Use the buttons on the top for more details. Spread sheets open in a new window.