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  Red Maple & Yellow Birch trees at home
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  • Red Maple & Yellow Birch trees at home - Canada
      Red Maple & Yellow Birch trees at home
    by Bwana_Brown
  • Autumn view of downtown Fredericton - Canada
      Autumn view of downtown Fredericton
    by Bwana_Brown

New Brunswick is no different than the rest of the country from Nova Scotia to eastern Manitoba - the deciduous trees put on quite a show in the late-September/early-October time frame, depending on the temperatures leading up to this period. The prime factor in the changing of leaves is actually the shorter days and long cooler nights - with less sunlight and warmth affecting processes within the trees. Even after living here almost all my life, it is still a spectacular sight to see whole hillsides alive with colour, especially if you catch the light just right. This photo was taken in my driveway as I was busy throwing in my pile of winter firewood in preparation for those -30 C nights! All of these trees are the usual green in Spring and Summer but they change into various shades of red, orange and yellow in the Autumn. That is a Red Maple to the right, a Yellow Birch in the centre and a not yet changed White Birch in the upper left corner. The distant narrow and dark tree sticking up from the roof is an evergreen Black Spruce tree in the forests at the rear of the house. The second photo shows a typical street scene in downtown Fredericton, taken from the power company office where I worked for many years, showing the Westmoreland Street Bridge approaches to the Saint John River. Those smaller green trees in the foreground are Lindens, and it is normal for them to be very late changing colours.

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2007
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