What is a deciduous tree? Deciduous trees are trees that drop their leaves in the late fall or early winter (depending on the temperature) as opposed to evergreens which retain their leaves year round. As soon as the temperatures start to cool down come fall, the leaves start to change colors. Bright orange, yellow and red colors light up the canopy of these dazzling deciduous trees. The color response of leaves is due to the formation of various pigments such as xanthophylls, carotenoids and anthocyanins. When spring arrives, buds break dormancy, and the trees flush a new set of fresh leaves. Deciduous trees are a great choice for a southern or western exposure where you want shade in the summer and sun in the winter. If you live in Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey, Pebble Beach or Pacific Grove and you would like to add some fall color into your landscape- call us for a free estimate.
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