Diarmuid Gavin’s favorite trees for a fiery autumn display

It’s time to stop and stare to admire the fiery fall colors of the foliage as it closes for winter. It’s a short time to enjoy as it only takes a few windy days to clear those beautiful leaves. The painterly combinations of crimson, gold, orange and plum violet are the result of an annual chemical event.

Throughout the year, the leaves serve as food factories by converting chlorophyll into energy. Chlorophyll is green, which gives the leaf its color but also masks other pigments in the leaf like yellow and orange. In the fall, when it gets colder and daylight hours shorten, the leaves stop their food-making process. Chlorophyll breaks down and disappears, the yellows and oranges emerge, and that’s when the big show happens. Other chemical changes can occur that produce red pigments that we see most vividly in maple trees, while other blends produce the purple hues of dogwood, liquidambar, and parrot.

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