leaves are not falling off the trees

Asked November 8, 2019, 12:28 PM EST

Normally by this time of year, most of my trees have shed most of their leaves. This year, with the weird freeze pattern, a number of trees have a lot of dead leaves. Should I be concerned? Is there anything I can or should do? Or do I just wait for Spring and rake then. I'm a little concerned about leaves falling over the winter and killing the grass.
(I tried searching the site to no avail)
Thanks.

Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs

3 Responses

Thank you for you question. Is this the same question you have twice submitted, and which I have answered? Thank you!

If I posted twice it was by accident. I never saw a response. I've tried searching the site for this question and don;t find an earlier response either. Thanks.

Here is an article on leaf drop: https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/leaves-dont-leave/ You don’t have to worry about leaves on the grass. Leaves, like mulch, protect the soil from compaction by snow, ice and rain; they provide nutrients as the leaves decompose ; and, in the spring, they prevent weeds from growing by depriving them of sunlight. They also provide habitat for animals and valuable insects, which we’re losing by the millions. So, when they do fall, leave the leaves! Read more: https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2015/OctNov/Gardening/Leave-the-Leaves