Behind the Chlorophyll Curtain

Every year, our local newspaper runs a story about foliage season in which various scientist argue about the conditions that make for a great or not-so-great season. The fact of the matter is that no one knows for sure. I’m always delighted by that.

People talk about how the leaves in Vermont “turn,” but there’s really no turning involved. It’s simply the fading of the chlorophyll that reveals the gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds that have been there all summer.

In this week’s Carding Chronicle, the townsfolk are watching for signs of the oncoming season. Here’s a preview of tomorrow’s story.

SH-first tree

 

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