It’s not too late to rake or blow away the leaves from below trees that were affected by leaf fungus problems this past summer. Apple scab and other common diseases get a head start in the spring by leaving infected leaves on the ground. If you did not have your ornamental tree and shrubs treated for disease issues, be sure to collect and dispose of those leaves. These leaves are usually infected with spores and should be removed, possibly into the mulch pile or your neighbor’s yard (just kidding). If you aren’t trying to grow a nice lawn beneath your healthy, unaffected maples or oaks than leave them behind to decay and give them back captured carbon. If in doubt, remove the leaves or just give us a call and we can provide you with more information!