What Causes The Fall Color Change?
This is part 1 of a two-part blog post dealing with fall foliage. In this post, we’ll focus on what causes the color change. In the next one, we’ll see what colors you can expect to see from different types of trees.
Click into this post to see why leaves change color…
The color change is one of the most beautiful times in the Alleghenies region and there’s a pretty big process involved. It starts with the loss of daylight. The lack of light causes the leaves to stop making chlorophyll. The chlorophyll is what makes the leaves green. Without chlorophyll, the green disappears and the other colors are allowed to shine through.
Why Leaves Change Color