06 October 2021

Webber Makes the Case for Leaving Autumn Leaves Where They Fall

When summer ends and autumn approaches, falling leaves are a common sight and possible source of dread for those who don’t want to spend hours raking a yard, only to do it again the next week. Luckily, in a recent article for the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, Rimkus expert, arboriculturist, and horticulturist Mark Webber makes a case for leaving the leaves be!

As Mark explains, letting leaves remain on the ground after they’ve fallen allows them to decay, providing energy for root systems, habitats for beneficial insects, and organic matter for soil. Read the full article here.

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