One of the hallmarks of autumn is the beautiful array of leaves changing color. But why do leaves change from green into reds, oranges, yellows, and browns in the first place? Trace has all the answers on how mother nature preps for winter.
Why do leaves change color and turn red?
“Enthusiastic snowball fights in winter or lazy summer days at the beach notwithstanding, autumn might be the most beloved season of them all.”
Why Leaves Change Color
“If you are lucky, you live in one of those parts of the world where Nature has one last fling before settling down into winter’s sleep.”
Why Autumn Leaves May Be Dulled by Climate Change
“Every year, New England and other northern regions reliably burst into a blaze of fall color.”
Why Do Leaves Change Color in Fall?
“Most simply, to survive the winter, deciduous trees need to store nutrients in their roots, which means they must absorb the nutrients in their leaves.”
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