The Art of Autumn: Why Trees Change Color

The Art of Autumn- Why Trees Change Color

As the days grow shorter and sunlight hours wane, trees respond to nature’s subtle cues by undergoing a mesmerizing transformation.

As autumn arrives, trees put on a remarkable display, transforming their leaves into a canvas of colors. This change is orchestrated by nature’s cues and the role of chlorophyll. With diminishing sunlight, trees produce less chlorophyll, revealing the hidden spectrum of yellow, brown, and orange pigments already present in the leaves.

The brilliant red hues are influenced by the interplay of warm days and cool, but not freezing, nights. These conditions trigger the production of anthocyanin, a pigment responsible for the striking red colors. Embrace the changing seasons and marvel at the beauty of this annual spectacle.

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