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Autumn glory: Where to see the best fall foliage in the world

Autumn glory: Where to see the best fall foliage in the world

Akash Arora
Updated March 25 2024 - 12:10am, first published March 21 2024 - 2:00pm

The science is simple: as temperatures drop, deciduous trees stop producing chlorophyll, and - in the absence of the green pigment - their leaves change colours. Some times the transformation from green to flaming orange, yellow or red is gradual, but on other occasions it's dramatic. In the New England region of the US (discovernewengland.org), for instance, entire mountains, valleys and forests can go from deep green to fiery shades of gold and crimson overnight - just because Mother Nature plays her favourite trick: presses the "drop" button and sends temperatures suddenly plummeting one night.

Akash Arora

Akash Arora

Deputy Editor, Explore

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