|Burning leaf pile. Click on photos to enlarge.|
Mind you, the smell of leaves burning is not the same as wood smoke. Leaves have a higher moisture and tannin content compared to seasoned wood, so the experience is smokier and more astringent, although not necessarily acrid unless the pile is wetter than it should be.
|Smoky leaf pile burn|
|Two leaf composting containers, plus dirt pile to layer into the new leaves.|
In background is a brush pile - too woody to compost on site - so trucked
away every other year to a commercial composting center.
|Hardware stores such as Lowe's sell paper bags for fall|
leaves. The bags are made from recycled paper. There is
no truth to the rumor that the bags are made from leaves.