Leaf Peeping Update for SW Virginia

Weekly Fall Foliage Report ( Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Forestry)

Welcome to the Fall Foliage Report for the weekend of October 19, brought to you by the Virginia Department of Forestry

This week’s cooler temperatures have brought out the reds and oranges of maples. In the Blue Ridge, you can see occasional patches of red and gold, although there’s still a lot of green out there. In the Alleghenies and southwest Virginia mountains, color varies with elevation and the amount of summer rainfall an area received. Many of the higher elevations still have less than 50% change.

In the Piedmont, the color show is getting started as well, with red maples, sumacs, and dogwoods flaring up along roadways. In cities and towns, look for landscape trees that are coloring rapidly from the top down.

The summer drought is affecting the quality of yellow colors in particular. Many species that usually glow yellow and gold are moving quickly toward bronze, or losing their leaves early. Although some drought-stressed oaks have already turned brown, most of the oaks are still green, so you can look forward to their colors still to come.

 sassafrass tree in fall

This week’s cooler temperatures have brought out the reds and oranges of maples. In the Blue Ridge, you can see occasional patches of red and gold, although there’s still a lot of green out there. In the Alleghenies and southwest Virginia mountains, color varies with elevation and the amount of summer rainfall an area received. Many of the higher elevations still have less than 50% change.

In the Piedmont, the color show is getting started as well, with red maples, sumacs, and dogwoods flaring up along roadways. In cities and towns, look for landscape trees that are coloring rapidly from the top down.

The summer drought is affecting the quality of yellow colors in particular. Many species that usually glow yellow and gold are moving quickly toward bronze, or losing their leaves early. Although some drought-stressed oaks have already turned brown, most of the oaks are still green, so you can look forward to their colors still to come.

Make the trip to SW Virginia and enjoy the Leaf Peeping for 2019
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