Not all deciduous trees have leaves that you have to rake off the lawn in the fall! Some trees have leaves so small or so fine so that they melt into the lawns or flower beds they fall on, leaving nothing worth raking up.
This is the case, among others, of honey locust (Gleditsia spp.), black locust (Robinia spp.), cut leaf birches (Betula pendula ‘Filigree Lace’ and others), fern-leaf buckthorn (Frangula alnus ‘Asplenifolia’ , formerly Rhamnus frangula ‘Asplenifolia’ ) and cut leaf alders (Alnus glutinosa ‘Imperialis’ and others). So if you hate raking up fall leaves, those trees are ones you’ll really love!
Oh, if only maple, oak, and chestnut were on this list. 🙂
Yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful if oak leaves broke into tiny pieces the minute they hit the ground!