Re: [OM] Autumn around the world, was: Nathan's PAD 31/10/2010: autumn

Subject: Re: [OM] Autumn around the world, was: Nathan's PAD 31/10/2010: autumn in Denmark
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:53:52 -0400
Trees originating in those areas wasn't specified but I'd have no 
problem limiting the statement to those species.  So we know it's true 
for Oz but that still leaves a lot of the rest of the world.

Chuck Norcutt

On 10/31/2010 7:18 PM, Andrew Fildes wrote:
> Could he have meant trees originating in those areas? Certainly east
> Asian trees are grow all over for their colours (Rhus) while the
> European Plane tree leaves (occidentalis rather than orientalis) that
> Nathan photographed in the street just go brown and drop. We have
> some colour around here - known for it in fact - but there is only
> one indigenous deciduous Australian tree and that doesn't colour up
> (Nothofagus gunnii, I think) and the Queensland White Cedar in my
> garden which does drop if grown in southern, colder zones only
> manages a dull yellow. Andrew Fildes afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On 01/11/2010, at 9:53 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:
>> A week ago the question had to to with leaves changing color in
>> the autumn.  The question was answered by a biologist who was
>> identified as a "visiting professor" but no information was given
>> about where he was from.  But I was rather astounded by the answer
>> which, as a passing comment, said that the only places in the world
>> where leaves change color before dropping off the trees in the fall
>> are eastern North America and north eastern Asia.
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