Why doesn’t someone rake the leaves from street trees?
Routine maintenance including raking leaves is the responsibility of the property owner. Generally, you should put them out for disposal along with your other green waste or compost them in your yard.

During the leaf fall season, in areas with the heaviest leaf fall, such as Miller, 6th St. and 5th St., our staff will use the tractor to scrape leaves into a pile, and then load the leaves into a dump truck and haul them away. If you live in one of these areas, and rake your leaves into a pile, please be sure that the pile is placed away from the curb and gutter. This reduces the leaves being washed down the gutter and clogging storm drains, and makes it easier for the crews to pick up the leaves.

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1. What are street trees?
2. Who owns and maintains street trees?
3. What is the right-of-way?
4. How do I know if a tree is a city-owned tree?
5. What maintenance does the city provide for street trees?
6. What trees does Urban Forestry work on?
7. What is the property owners responsibility for maintaining city street trees?
8. Who do I call if a tree needs work?
9. I've got bees in my tree! What do I do? Will the city remove them?
10. There is mistletoe or ivy in my tree , will the forestry crew remove it?
11. My street tree is diseased, dripping sap, or infested with insects
12. Why doesn’t someone rake the leaves from street trees?
13. Why are street trees important?