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Here at Arlington National Cemetery, we are starting to get a glimpse of the early fall colors.
Step inside Columbarium Court 3, and the burgundy colors of Persian ironwood (Parrotia persica) trees immediately warm the cool crisp air. Their wavy-edged leaves, lustrous green in the summer, have finally exposed their beautiful autumn colors.
Everyone associates fall with brilliant, multi-colored leaves on the trees — but how do they get that way?
The Ginkgo biloba, or maidenhair tree, is often called a "living fossil." It is ancient, resilient and beautiful — and sometimes incredibly smelly.
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