We have this brick incinerator that my husband put up for burning dry leaves and twigs. We have several trees and there is never a dearth of dry leaves and twigs in the garden.
The ash thus produced is a good fertilizer. There is no chance to inhale the smoke as it goes much higher leaving us alone.
One of our pet dogs Bhagira would hide whenever he saw the burning incinerator.
Do you burn dry leaves and twigs from your garden?