Temperate Deciduous Forest

What Color Are Leaves in The Fall?
Black walnut and butternut Drop leaves before they turn 
Locust Stays green until leaves drop
Ash Plum purple
Red maple, dogwood, sassafras, and scarlet oak Dark red
Sugar maple and sumac Flame red and orange
Oak, beech, larch, elm, hickory, and sycamore Tan or brown
Poplar, birch, tulip tree, willow Yellow
See our leaf scrapbook for real life examples. 
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