Foliage Reports Archive - 2003
Southeast United States
Foliage Report #7

September 24, 2003

Much of the Southeast continues to report very low color. In West Virginia, the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains are reporting low color. The same holds true for the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee.

Hurricane Isabel caused a great deal of damage to the region, especially coastal North Carolina, central Virginia, eastern West Virginia and western Maryland. Remarkably, while many trees were brought down, those that weren't held on to a majority of their leaves. Because of this, it appears that Isabel will not have a significant influence on this year's foliage season in the region.

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 Saturday, September 27, 2003.

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