For many of us, fall is our favorite season of the year. One of the main reasons for this is the beautiful fall colors. This drone pilot’s video of the fall foliage of Northeastern America is guaranteed to leave you speechless.
While the northeast portion of the United States doesn’t have the spectacular mountains of the West, it does have beautiful deciduous forests. Deciduous trees are leafy trees so their colors will change in the fall as they lose their leaves.
The mountains of Western America have conifer trees with needles so they will stay green year round. For a few weeks of the year before all the leaves fall, the forests of Northeastern United States display an incredible spectrum of fall colors. From deep reds to golden yellow, they have it all.
This particular video was filmed in Passaic County, New Jersey in the Norvin Green State Forest. It starts out rather dull as the drone hasn’t reached the top of the trees yet, but it keeps getting better the higher up it goes.
Take a look and see for yourself!
Leaves of deciduous trees change color in the fall because of the chemical change that a leaf goes through as the tree shuts down for the winter. Chlorophyll, the chemical that turns sunlight into energy for the plant as well as the reason for the green color of leaves, begins to break down as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop.
Leaves are made up of a variety of chemicals. During the spring and summer, they are packed with chlorophyll which makes them green. As the chlorophyll breaks down, the remaining chemicals and their colors are shown. Depending on the tree, this could be a variety of different colors.
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