Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Colors Looking Good in Virginia

Despite a rough Spring and Summer drought with extreme heat, the Fall foliage is doing well in the Commonwealth! The Virginia Department of Forestry reports that fall colors are showing up in much of the state now, especially in the southwest.

"In Southwest Virginia, colors continue to transition away from green. In the New River Valley, approximately one-quarter to one-third of the trees have color. In the Allegheny Mountains, significant color change can be seen in western Highland County as well as the eastern part of the county. In the Shenandoah Valley, the fall color change is underway. Fall colors continue unfolding in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. At this time, peak colors are expected in the mountains during late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak during mid-to-late November." (Oct 14 statement)

Here's the latest foliage report map for our region:
Leaf drop remains low across much of the region, which means the beautiful colors are still on most of our trees.

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