Fall Color - Tree Awards
Summer has officially ended and Fall is upon us, which
means fall color. Fall color is a phenomenon that
affects the normally green leaves of any deciduous
trees 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. The 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.
If you see a good specimen with fall color please submit for an award by the end of October. The submission forms are available at the Permit Center and the Post Office at 91 Ashfield Road as well as online by clicking here.