Fall color update

 

Tupelo treeThis might be the last weekend to see the spectacular fall display at its best at the Arboretum. Yellow- leafed Ginkgo should be peaking, so bring the kids for a day of leaf shuffling, leaf-angel making and appreciating the beauty of nature.  Take a look at Frank McDonough’s latest photos.
Last week: It’s looking about 70%-80% now, just waiting on the Ginkgo for that final, glorious burst of yellow-gold. Click here for this week’s photos.
Color is still coming along nicely; our red maples just exploded and the Liquidambars are on track to look pretty good. If we don’t get a driving, leaf stripping rain between now and Thanksgiving it looks this week may be one of our best this year. Click for Frank McDonough’s previous week of fall color photos.
Color is still coming along nicely; our red maples just exploded and the Liquidambars are on track to look pretty good. If we don’t get a driving, leaf stripping rain between now and Thanksgiving it looks this week may be one of our best this year. Click for Frank McDonough’s previous week of  fall color photos.

Last week: All around the Arboretum fall color is starting to subtlety appear. The first yellowing signs of color are showing up on California grapes, Crepe myrtles and many others. Some trees, like Nyssa (the Tupelo) and certain maples are at their peak while most like Ginkgo biloba and the Pin oak are about halfway to brilliance. Will this year be a ‘great one’? Hard to tell. Some conditions like low nighttime temperatures and high daytime temperatures have been present but others, especially moisture, have not.  Click here to see the photos Frank McDonough, Arboretum botanical information consultant,  took this week.

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