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Fall coloration publications

Why Leaves Change Color is a colored brochure developed by the USDA, Forest Service. It provides information on the following questions. How does autumn color happen? Where do autumn colors come from? How does weather affect autumn color? What triggers leaf fall? What does all this do for the tree? What happens to all those fallen leaves? Where can I see autumn color in the United States? When is the best time to see autumn color? This brochure unfolds as a 23 x 9-inch sheet that could be used as two posters (both sides include information and photos).

Autumn Colors is another colored brochure developed by the USDA, Forest Service. It includes 23 colored photos and one colored diagram of leaf structure in cross-section. How leaves change color is explained, and captions are included with many of the colored photos. This brochure also unfolds to a 24 x l8-inch sheet that could be used as two posters (both sides include information and photos).

The two brochures on autumn leaf color changes are available free of charge from Robert Tiplady, DNR, Forestry Division, l601 Minnesota Drive, Brainerd, MN 5640l, telephone 218-828-2616, as single copies or small numbers. For up-to-date recorded information on autumn color conditions in Minnesota, telephone l-800-657-3700. Free leaf color route maps are also available at many tourism offices in the State.