Maple trees are very common here in Ohio. (In fact, just as in New England and in Canada, pure maple syrup is one of our local products.) I have three maple trees on my property, and the neighbors to either side of me have maple trees too. In the spring the trees produce wing-like seeds which are sometimes called "whirlybirds" because when they fall they whirl in the breeze like a helicopter.
This year the trees produced a bumper crop of whirlybirds. The lawn is covered with them, and there are thousands still on the trees. The lawn mower will pick up most of them. Fortunately, if any start to sprout in the lawn, they will not sprout again when cut off during mowing.
Of course they have also covered the flower beds. When the seeds have finished falling I will have to clean out the beds again and pull out any seedlings.
They also fill the gutters. Those who are lazy and do not clean them out will find that they have a miniature forest growing in their gutters. For years I climbed on a ladder and cleaned the gutters each spring and each autumn. But I'm getting too old for that. Now I call and hire someone to clear them out for me!