In this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Adam Passo from Davey's Southwest Milwaukee office shares how to get more benefits from your fallen leaves.

Posted: October 04, 2023

It's that time of year again.

Temperatures are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and they'll soon fall off the trees all over homeowners' lawns.Single Family house with autumn leaves. Dogwood trees in the foreground, the yellow leaves are Norway Maple. Suburban Philadelphia, PA, USA.

But while you may be tempted to rake these fallen leaves, arborist Adam Passo, district manager of southwest Milwaukee's Davey Tree service, said there are some leaves you should keep around in order to help your yard and trees.

Passo also urges homeowners to dispose of diseased leaves in order to prevent disease spread in their yards come spring.

So which leaves should you rake and which leaves should stay put? Here's what to know.

To see the rest of Passo's interview, click here.

For more information, contact the Southwest Milwaukee Davey office.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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