Changing of the Colors

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Most of you who live in regions that have more than two seasons love watching your trees’ leaves change color in the fall, but do you know why they change?

There is a whole science to it, of course, but the most basic explanation is that they really don’t “change” color so much as they lose color. The reds, golds, and purples are there all along; they’re just drowned in a wash of chlorophyll green. In the fall, when the tree stops producing chlorophyll and it all goes away, the glorious colors of fall are there to be seen!

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