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Several things come into play when it comes to determining the colors that we find on leaves of our trees. In this video, we will talk about the several pigments that are found in trees and what changes from summer to fall that brings us the bright colors on leaves. 

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Resources
Why Leaves Change Color, The Education Store, Purdue Extension Resource Center
Native Trees of the Midwest, The Education Store
ID That Tree, Playlist, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources Youtube Channel
Urban Forestry, Playlist
Fall Color Development, Got Nature? Blog, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Why do leaves change color and why do leaves fall off in autumn?, Got Nature? Blog

Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources


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