There can be no doubt that climate has much to do with the coloring of autumn leaves, - but a habit, once acquired, is hereditary. The climate has, no doubt, been the main agent in giving American trees their beautiful fall coloring, yet when removed to the moist and very different climate of England, the coloring persists, and may do for many generations to come. The Gardeners' Magazine, of Oct. 23rd, says:

"The Liquidambar, L. styraciflua, is now rapidly acquiring its proper autumnal colors in the vicinity of London, the decline in temperature since Sunday last having made a considerable difference to this and many other trees. The scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea, is also conspicuous for its splendour of color, although three weeks since we saw a few specimens in brilliant array. Relative exposure and dryness of soil have much to do with the degree and the time of autumnal coloring".