Autumn is a strong favorite for many people who live in the Northeast. During September and October there is a change that comes over trees in the region. There is lay daylight in autumn. The temperature falls and leaves stop making green pigment. A pigment is a chemical that gives something color.
After only a few weeks of this beautiful color the leaves die and drop off the branches.
Why does the Northeast have a lot of forests? The Northeast is close to the ocean and gets plenty of precipitation in every season. Trees need a lot of water to grow.
Broadleaf Trees Broadleaf trees drop their leaves in the winter. The leaves on such trees are mostly wide. Maples, oaks, willows, and hickories are examples. Most of these trees have hard wood which is useful for furniture.
Needleleaf Trees The leaves on these trees are long and thin, like needles. Their leaves do not change color in autumn. They are also called evergreens. Pines, firs, and spruces are examples.
Tourism Many people from big cities go to the Northeast countryside to see autumn.