Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Foliage Report - Oct. 8

Welcome to the Fall Foliage Report from the Virginia Department of Forestry - Shaping Virginia’s Forests. For the week of October 7, patchy color changes continue throughout the state. In southwest Virginia, color change is very evident in the higher elevations, particularly in the Alleghany Highlands. Small red and yellow patches of color change are now visible. Foliage viewing is underway and approximately 10-15% of trees have changed color. At this time, peak colors are expected in the mountains during mid to late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak between late October and mid-November. To learn about scenic driving tours, visit our Web site at As you enjoy the outdoors and Virginia's forests, remember to be careful with outdoor fire. A cigarette, campfire or cooking equipment can destroy the scenic wonders of Virginia.

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