Scene in Edmonds: Falling leaves of autumn

The rains have come as predicted. Gardeners enjoy the beauty of fall but know many leaves are falling. Some tree leaves hang on, but others have a brief show.

Willows with their feathery yellow leaves are among the last trees to shed their fall color. The change is part of the attraction of autumn.

— Photos by Barbara Chase

Barbara Chase is a Master Gardener who serves on the City of Edmonds Citizens Tree Board. She also writes a “Good trees for urban gardens” column for My Edmonds News.


  1. I will be leaving the witch hazel leaves where they are as a good mulch. You can always put a layer of bark or wood chips on top of the leaves. They will keep the tree from drying out. Just be sure the leaves/mulch does not touch the trunk of the tree. Your trees will thank you , especially in the heat of the summer.

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