With all of this, there does exist a need for leaf collection from urban communities. The responsibility of those providing these services is to utilize those leaves in a sustainable matter once collected. A major use of those leaves is in the development of leaf mulch. This is an underused mulch that has major benefits to our urban landscapes and trees. Leaf mulch is a beautiful-looking mulch providing many of the same benefits as wood mulch. The difference with leaf mulch is that it breaks down much quicker, releasing its nutrients as well as organic matter to the soil and helping build healthier soils. It can be used as an amendment to existing soils, or simply laid on top leading into the winter season while enhancing the soil biologically and providing habitat for overwintering insects.
Our leaf collection teams efficiently collect leaves from properties and local communities with the use of leaf vacuums. Leaves are raked to the curbside by property owners and then we vacuum them into our trucks. From there, we bring them back to our yard and produce all of them into an excellent leaf mulch product which is used throughout our local urban forest and landscape, keeping the components of the natural carbon cycle here in our local area.
In the end, leaving leaves in our urban landscapes is the best option in many settings. Yet, in those settings where leaves do need to be removed, utilizing them in a sustainable product applied back to our local ecosystems is the next best option. We are proud to be a part of those who do this type of work and help enhance our local natural ecological processes and ecosystems.
About Kramer Tree Specialist's
We are proud to have had the opportunity to provide arboriculture services to the Chicago area for over 45 years! Thank you to all our loyal clients and excellent staff members for helping us reach this achievement. Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the highest standards of excellence within the arboricultural industry.
Our success over the years is in part due to our dedicated and loyal staff and the diversity of services and products that we offer. Our clients will agree that safe and efficient service along with expansive knowledge and professionalism is the culture of Kramer Tree Specialists.