Have you ever wondered why leaves change colour in autumn, from green to orange and red? Photosynthesis is the process trees use to make their food. Using energy from the sun, water from the ground, and carbon dioxide from the air, they make glucose. This glucose is then used by the tree for energy and growth.
Photosynthesis happens in the leaves of plants, because they contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is also what makes leaves green. As long as there are plenty of daylight hours, the leaves can absorb enough energy from the sun for photosynthesis to take place. This means the leaves on the tree stay green.
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