Lately, the Parke Company has been receiving a handful of questions about how the trees and leaves transition into the fall while out on their tree service. These questions can often be complicated with a lot of answers. But owning up to the Parke Company’s great reputation, they are always here to answer them to the best of their abilities. Here are just a couple burning questions from the customers.
Q: Will the wetter summer make for better fall color?
A: Yes. Though it depends on a lot of factors, a wetter summer means a wetter growing season, which in turn has a lot to do with those vibrant hues we see on leaves in the fall. Other factors that contribute to intense colors for the leaves include abundant sunlight and temperature. Factors that could inhibit the changing of leaves are frosty nights during the fall, drought during the summer or heavy wind that could tear leaves off the branches before they turn.
Q: What causes leave to change during the fall?
A: As the nights get longer during the autumn months, the lack of chlorophyll in the leaves (which keep them green) allows the yellow, orange and red to come through. For additional information on how the leaves change their color, check out an earlier blog from the Parke Company here.
One of the best things about fall is watching the colors change in the trees, but the summer’s weather can have a lot to do with the tree’s outcome. Yes, there are a variety of factors, but overall if you have more precipitation during the summer with a cooler and dryer fall, the change of color in the leaves will be much more dramatic and intense. The vibrant colors of fall are highlighted on trees all over Nashville, especially on the Red Trail in Warner Park, Natchez Trace Parkway, Vanderbilt’s campus and Centennial Park.
For more information, tree service, leaf pickup or to ask additional questions about trees, leaves and everything related, call the Parke Company today at (615) 405-6548.