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Leaves changing in the fall

  1. Sep 29, 2012 #1

    Anna Blanksch

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    With the leaves starting to change I have been wondering what causes the more dramatic colors verses the more dull leaf colors. I have been told that sunny days and cool nights is the best environment for good autumn colors. If this is true, why does that create the nice colors?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2012 #2

    Evo

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    For simple things like this, wikipedia is your friend. :smile:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_leaf_color
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 #3
    Warm days and cool nights are exactly what we are getting now. The colors are absolutely spectacular this year!
     
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