Fall Foliage

Posted by on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall Foliage is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown.

Leaves change color when chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall splendor. At the same time other chemical changes may occur, which form additional colors through the development of red anthocyanin pigments.

Chlorophyll is  is a term used for several closely related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants.

In some areas of Canada and the United States, "leaf peeping" tourism is a major contribution to economic activity. 



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