October 10, 2007
As with the Northeast and Midwest regions, the Southeast has also experienced a very warm September and early October. These warm temperatures have had an impact on this year's foliage. It appears that this year will not feature a true "peak", where most trees change close to the same time. Instead, we have already seen some trees that have completely changed and dropped their leaves, while others remain full and green. Please be aware, however, that the season is not a loss and there will be plenty of great fall color to view.
The fall foliage is finally beginning to progress across the region, especially in the higher elevations. Along the Appalachian Mountains, moderate color (31% - 60% change) is beginning to emerge. In the higher elevations of eastern West Virginia, high color (61% - 80% change) is being reported. Elsewhere in the region, color change is still mostly low (11% - 30% change).
Leaf drop is very low to low across the region.
Leaf drop is still low to very low throughout the region.
This information provided by Marek D. Rzonca, The Foliage Network.
Next Report: Saturday, October 13, 2007