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The Green Guy: Leaves are pretty in the fall, pretty dangerous for water


October 25, 2019

The recent wind and rain have taken a toll on the leaves. In turn, the crinkly debris is strewn all over, leading to the debate on collecting or ignoring them. Whatever side of the fence you sit on regarding handling the leaves, one place they most assuredly shouldn’t be is the street.

Why? Because the end destination, come the next rain, is a nearby storm drain leading to a nearby water feature.

“What’s the big deal?” you might ask.

Let me explain.

When fall approaches, trees begin taking nutrients from their leaves in preparing a cache of resources for the winter. However, not e...

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