Our home has 1-2 acres of community-owned forest adjacent to our property's backyard. We have wondered whether we should rake our leaves into the woods? Or is it best to bag and haul them away?
In what context should you remove leaves and what context should you keep them/move them to a nearby forest? Which is the greenest option? Which is the best for the health of our yard and the adjacent forest?
More specifics for us, we would be talking about 4 cubic yards of (uncompressed) leaves we would be raking into the woods. We live in the midatlantic US and get healthy amount of rain with a traditional continental climate. Our neighborhood gets a lot of moisture given we're downstream from some nearby higher ridges.