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Why do some trees lose their leaves and others don’t? The Conversation’s Curious Kids podcast

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May 13, 2024

Listen to Paul Ashton, Professor of Botany discussing why some trees lose their leaves on The Conversation's Curious Kids podcast.

As spring started springing, and leaves started to reappear on the trees, Robi-Jo wanted to find out why some trees lose their leaves and others don’t. He joined The Conversation’s host Eloise to ask Paul Ashton, a botanist at Edge Hill University, who took them into the secret life of our big leafy friends!

The Curious Kids Podcast is a series aimed at children,The Conversation asks kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. In the latest episode Paul Ashton explains how trees use energy and why some trees’ leaves change colour and fall off in Autumn.

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Paul Ashton does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

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May 13, 2024


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