If you’ve ever wondered why some leaves turn red while others turn orange, yellow, or brown—or stay green all year long—the answer hides just below the surface. The leaves, you see, aren’t naturally green at all.
Time was the smell of leaves burning was a sure sign of fall. While it was bad for the environment—and the occasional house or garage—the smoky aroma ranked right up with pumpkin pie and warm cider as a favorite seasonal scent until the practice was largely banned.
Today that aroma has been replaced by the ear-splitting sound of leaf blowers gathering leaves in a pile to be bagged and left out with the trash. And while that may be marginally better for the environment, there are far more productive ways to put your fall leaves to a use than slowly decomposing in a landfill.
By admin | October 17, 2018 0