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Leaf-Peepers Can Learn the Science behind the Colors


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - If you ever wondered why those green leaves in your yard turn brilliant shades of scarlet and gold at this time of year, you can find an explanation in a free brochure produced by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

"Why Leaves Change Colors," explains how changes in temperature and daylight affect the leaves on the trees around us. The pamphlet is part of the "Environmental Information Series," a public service effort by ESF.

To obtain one free copy of "Why Leaves Change Color," individuals must send a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with their letter of request to: Office of News and Publications, SUNY-ESF, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778, or visit http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/ for this and other information in the "Environmental Information Series".

School groups or other nonprofit organizations may receive a maximum of 20 copies of the brochure for use in classes by writing a letter of request on official school district or organization stationery.

An online version of the brochure can be accessed at the college's website at www.esf.edu