Surbiton High School

The Colours of Autumn

Deciduous trees are a beautiful sight at this time of year, visit Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Wimbledon Common, a local National Trust Garden, RHS Wisley or Kew to find beautiful evidence of the Autumnal Rainbow. But what is happening in the leaves to cause such a vast array of colours to be present? If viewed in the Spring or Summer most of the trees we see mainly have green leaves (obviously some species have other colour leaves but they are in minority)

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