DAMIEN LOVEGROVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAMIEN LOVEGROVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Beech tree. Autumnal Common Beech tree, Fagus sylvatica. The rich leaf colours are due to the loss of the dominant green chlorophyll pigment, allowing the other pigments to be seen. Deciduous trees shed all their leaves in autumn in preparation for the cold, dark winter.
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