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Fall Color Forecast

Tis the season of pumpkin spice, crisp weather and of course those gorgeous fall colors.

But according to the experts at the Morton Arboretum, when they appear all depends on the weather.

Cool fall mornings, combined with warm sunny days and a little bit of moisture are the perfect mix when it comes to the leaves changing color.

“For many people, what they are really asking is when are the Sugar Maples going to change color and what color will they be. On average Sugar Maples tend to have the best color around the second week in October,” said Manager of Plant Records for the Morton Arboretum.

Hedborn says typically fall color season is happening now and will happen until the start of November, it all depends on the type of tree and the environment they are planted in.

Trees planted near concrete or the road tends to change earlier than those in parks and in nature due to more stress on the tree.

Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale reports.


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