Turning of the Leaves - a Fall Ritual

Every autumn we stand in awe of the beauty in our forests as the green leaves of summer change gradually to a rich mixture of red, purple, orange and yellow. Technically, this change is the result of chemical processes happening in the tree as the weather changes.  Chlorophyll breaks down and the residue mixes with anthocyanin pigments to give us the wide spectrum of fall leaf colors.

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