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Why Leaves Change Color and What Trees Do to Prepare for Winter at COC

  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center 535 Lost Nation Road Craftsbury, VT, 05827 United States (map)

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

·         Tuesday September 10th at 7:30PM: Why leaves change color and what trees do to prepare for winter. 

Josh Halman (Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation) – Each year the hillsides in Vermont light up in a cacophony of colors, but why does this happen?  Is it the colder temperatures, the changes in the length of the day, the countless thousands of tourists snapping pictures?  What do these changes have to do with how a tree prepares for the cold winter months?  Come learn the answers to these questions and more, as we dive deep into the science of fall foliage.

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery ( or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.