Red Cedar River

  • Introduction

    I will be taking pictures of the same tree to identify how the tree changed over time. I believe the trees leaves will die and fall off as winter approaches.
  • September 21, 2011

    September 21, 2011
    The leaves are mostly green, but are beginning to turn yellow. My hypothesis is on beginning to proved correct.
  • September 28, 2011

    September 28, 2011
    The leaves are starting to wither away at the tips of the branches, but most of the leaves are still green.
  • October 5, 2011

    October 5, 2011
    More leaves have been lost, but a majority of the leaves are still green. I'm beginning to think the tree may not lose all it's leaves and my hypothesis may be proved wrong.
  • October 12, 2011

    October 12, 2011
    The leaves are almost all yellow now. A lot has progressed in just a week. My hypothesis is now looking good.
  • October 19, 2011

    October 19, 2011
    The leaves are mostly yellow, but there is also a bit of orange. My hypothesis is continuing forward.
  • October 26, 2011

    October 26, 2011
    Still looking mostly yellow. It's amazing how different parts of the trees leaves turn different colors at different times. I thought they would mostly change all at the same time.
  • November 1, 2011

    November 1, 2011
    Wow, in one week nearly all the leaves are gone from the tree. My hypothesis is nearly been proven true.
  • November 7, 2011

    November 7, 2011
    All the leaves are gone, The hypothesis has been proven true, unless something starts to grow in the future.
  • November 16, 2011

    November 16, 2011
    Still no leaves. Other trees around it are also losing leaves. It has been getting colder, especially at night.
  • November 30, 2011

    November 30, 2011
    It's been 2 weeks due to the Thanksgiving break, and all the leaves are gone. It appears the tree has some moss growing on it as well.
  • December 5, 2011

    December 5, 2011
    Final Observation. There is moss growing on the tree, but no leaves. The branches have snow on them still from the big storm last week.
  • Conclusion

    In my obsevations I saw a dramatic change in the tree overtime. The leaves went from green to yellow to orange to gone. In the end the leaves fell off the tree and died, therefore proving my hypothesis that the leaves would fall as we get closer to winter.