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Fall 2018

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Falling for Foliage Apple picking, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches make fall an exciting season—and those fun activities are more glorious against the backdrop of stun- ning fall foliage. Despite being a desert state, Utah becomes surprisingly colorful when the leaves start changing. Take a stroll through these vibrant stats to discover more. the approx- IMate nuMber of trees on byu caMpus. BYU has a vast tree spectrum that contributes to its dreamy fall landscape. But there's more to the trees than a pretty trunk: a team of six to eight student arbor- ists, typically from BYU's landscape man- agement program, works with BYU's full-time arborist to care for each individ- ual tree on campus, along with the trees at the MTC and both of Provo's temples. Source: Max Darrington, BYU's head arborist the nuMber of types of trees In utah wIth leaves that change color In the fall. From the ash to the zelkova, Utah is home to two hundred and forty-two species of tree, both native and introduced. One hundred and eighty-two of those species are deciduous, meaning the trees shed their leafy coats when the weather starts cooling down, but only ninety-two of these species have the colorful characteristics that draw a crowd. Sources: treebrowser.org, slcgov.com 92 14,000 by the numbers 10 MARRIOTT

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