Foliage Report Archive - 2000
Northeast United States

2000 Foliage Report #1

September 2, 2000
With the summer drawing to a close, it is once again time for nature to show off its brilliant fall foliage colors. The Northeast experienced a very wet and relatively cool summer, very healthy for the trees. If the weather is drier during September and October, the foliage season should be spectacular. Some trees have already started their transition, mainly due to relatively cool daytime temperatures. This past week, however, offered warmer and more humid conditions. This may temporarily slow the color change in the leaves.

Leaf drop is very low, as expected so early in the foliage season. Because the trees are so healthy, they may hold on to their leaves a bit longer than normal. This, of course, is highly dependent on wind conditions.