Did You Know…

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… why DO ASPEN LEAVES change their color in the FALL?

The reason aspen leaves change, like the leaves of any deciduous tree, is because of a decrease in photosynthetic activity as the days get shorter in the fall. The gold and yellow colors we see in autumn are always there; in the fall, they simply are revealed when the green hues from chlorophyll production fade.