Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Foliage Report - Oct. 22

Fall colors are underway across the state. In Southwest Virginia, peak colors can still be seen in many areas. In the New River Valley, about 70% of the trees have changed and have peak color. In the Allegheny Mountains, peak colors can still be seen. In the Shenandoah Valley, between 50-70% of the trees have color and are at or approaching peak. Elsewhere in the state, the Piedmont has approximately 40-45% color and is expected to peak by the end of October. The Coastal Plain is expected to peak in early to mid-November. To learn about scenic driving tours, visit our Web site at Fall fire season is in effect from October 15th to November 30th, so remember to be careful with outdoor fire.

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