Early or Late Leaves on Trees

Trees come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and species.  Some trees, like ash and honey locust, lose their leaves early in the fall, while other trees, like oaks and maples, lose their leaves very late in the fall.

To residents who have oaks, maples, or other trees that lose their leaves late in the season, it may seem that we start our leaf collection program early, but for those residents who have ash and honey locust trees, our start-up time is just right.  A few trees, like the silver maple, may still be losing their leaves in November.  That is why we have one final sweep of the Village after all of the scheduled pick-ups are completed.  

IN CASE OF SNOW:  If we should have a snow storm prior to the final leaf collection, leaves raked to the curb for collection would most likely be plowed onto the parkway along with the snow.  Depending on the weather, every attempt will be made to collect leaves raked back into the street.  An early snowfall seriously hampers our leaf collection efforts because those same trucks that are used to pick up leaves are needed to plow the streets.

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