‘Field Notes:’ What Determines When Leaves Fall?

By | October 22, 2018

‘Field Notes:’ What Determines When Leaves Fall?

Every autumn, deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves. In some years, leaves are shed earlier than in others. Why does this happen? What determines when leaves fall? Leaves are organs that enable plants to capture sunlight and turn it into useable energy in the form of sugars and other carbohydrates.

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