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Tree Talk: Sights & Sounds of Fall


September 13, 2021

Gerri Makay

The 'Autumn Splendor' cultivar of Ohio buckeye performs well in North Dakota, with a full, round crown that provides spectacular orange fall color. The tree produces large nuts which are favored by squirrels but are not for human consumption.

Many people pick fall as their favorite season of the year. After the extremely hot and dry summer of 2021, we welcome the cooler temperatures, the occasional much-needed rain with a little thunder mixed in, and the cheers of football season!

Fall colors exhibited by trees and shrubs are a product of shorter days. Summer sunlight triggers leaves to keep making chlorophyll, necessary for photo...

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