Thursday, September 17, 2015

Autumn Leaf Color Change is delayed

Foliage Conditions for Sept. 16th
Check out this report by the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry. Interesting, huh? I get weekly foliage change alerts through about Oct. 16th each year. Go to their WEBSITE for more information.
While Maine is still experiencing the warmth of an extended summer, the foliage in northern Maine is gradually changing, with tinges of oranges, reds, and yellows visible in the forest canopy. However, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry report reveals very little color change and very low leaf drop.
"Weather plays a significant role in the changing of the season. Sunny days, followed by cool, but not freezing temperatures help move the progression of color along. We have not experienced the cooler evening temperatures in all 7 zones," noted Gale Ross, fall foliage coordinator for Maine.