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Watch the nature’s magic and the leaves change color in Massachusetts on our Foliage Live Cam.
“Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose… A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color… During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees will rest, and live off the food they stored during the summer… The green chlorophyll disappears from the leaves. As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can’t see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll” (Science Made Simple).