Every autumn, green chlorophyll fades from the leaves of deciduous trees, revealing the underlying reds, oranges, and yellows. But why does the chlorophyll fade in the first place? Recycling! MinuteEarth explains.
Watch this next: How do trees survive winter? Plus a tip from MinuteEarth:
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Also: Try this excellent Leaf Color Chromatography Experiment.
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