In this City News Everywhere article, Kevin Sproule from Davey's Edmonton office shares the benefits of leaving your fallen leaves on the ground.

Posted: October 04, 2023

There are several benefits to leaving your leaves on the ground this time of year, according to an Edmonton arborist.Arborists raking leaves and twigs

For many homeowners, one of the biggest chores come September is to rake up all the fallen leaves in your yard.

But Kevin Sproule, the assistant district manager at Davey Tree Edmonton, says don’t bother raking them up, as leaves have many positive impacts for plants, animals and the environment.

“One of the benefits is that as the leaves decompose, they will release the nutrients that they have stored in their leaves back into the ground, which is helpful for the trees and shrubs,” said Sproule.

To read the rest of Kevin's interview, click here.

For more information, please contact the Edmonton Davey office.

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