In the fall of sunlight to weaken, there is not enough light, and the leaves fall. On the leaf stalk produces allegedly woody layer. The water can not reach the leaves, the leaves begin to change color to yellowish and reddish. List veins, it detaches from the branch and falls. Before separated from the plant, scars on the bottom of the stem so that after the decline does not remain an open wound. In the spring it will grow a new one. Rejection leaves trees to protect against damage resulting from the low temperatures during the winter. Deciduous trees lose leaves each fall. During the autumn fallen leaves accumulates in a thick layer on the ground and so on insects, worms and small mammals creates a warm "bed" for hibernation.
Uploaded: Oct 14, 2015