The Philadelphia area is graced with a show of spectacular fall tree color. We are just far enough north for the tree leaves to change and just far enough south to miss frigid winter temperatures. Perfect.
Tree leaves change colors in autumn according to their species DNA. Here is a list of the fall colors of common tree species here in the Oak-Hickory region of the Eastern Deciduous Forest.
Oak Tree Fall Leaf Colors
bear oak – yellowish-brown
black oak – dull brown
blackjack oak, pin oak, turkey oak – reddish with an orange tinge
post oak – brown-red oak – dull brown
scarlet oak – bright scarlet to deep red
Virginia live oak – green this is an evergreen oak)
Hickories Tree Fall Leaf Color
All hickories have yellow leaves in fall.
Maple Tree Fall Leaf Colors
Birch Tree Fall Leaf Color
Other Tree Species Fall Leaf Colors
Autumn in the Natural World
Autumn in the Natural World makes complex processes easy to understand, to the wonders of the autumn season. In easy to understand language the essential natural processes of the changing colors of leaves, why trees shed leaves, and how a pond can still freeze and still support life are explained. Learn the key star constellation which signals the end of summer and the growing season. Learn why the moon’s of autumn loom so large in the night sky.
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