In the last 3 or 4 days all the leaves have fallen from this lovely twin birch on the shoreline of our front yard. Bushels and bushels of maple leaves have fallen ankle deep into our yard as well. The oaks have not yet let loose of their leaves. It's a good thing, too, or we would be buried in leaves. My husband had hernia repair surgery Monday and I call that very Good Timing! He got out of late season yard work this year! Fortunately I enjoy raking and using the leaf blower and today was beautiful for working outside. It brought back memories of childhood when it was legal to burn leaves. One neighbor always burned leaves on a clear chilly evening and invited all the neighbor kids to bring a stick for toasting marshmallows over the leaf fire. Great fragrance.... leaf smoke!