Foliage Reports Archive - 2003
Southeast United States
Foliage Report #6

September 20, 2003

Hurricane Isabel has moved out of the area and into Canada, but not before bringing a great deal of destruction to the Southeast. Strong winds, high storm surge and torrential rains brought down trees and utility poles, caused structural damage, beach erosion and severe flooding. Early indications from the foliage spotters in the region is that the trees that survived the hurricane and tropical storm force winds have held on to many of their leaves. By the next report (Wednesday, September 24, 2003), we will have a better idea of the hurricane's impact. Color change remains mostly very low throughout the region, with no change along the coast and in western Tennessee. In the higher elevations of southeast West Virginia, color change is in the 11 to 30 percent range.

If you have not yet made your leaf-peeping travel plans, now is the time! Check out our Places to Stay and Foliage Spotters sections to find great accommodations!

This information provided by Marek D. Rzonca, The Foliage Network. The next report will be released on Wednesday, September 24, 2003.

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