Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Foliage Report – Sept. 23, 2011

For the week of September 23, the calendar says fall, but Virginia’s forests are still mostly green.  If you look closely, you’ll see a few species of trees that begin to change color early.  These include black gum, which you may see waving bright red flags of color at the woods’ edge; yellow-poplar, a tall tree sporting yellow leaves scattered through its canopy; and dogwood, our State tree, which blushes to a dull red. Peak colors are expected in the mountains during mid to late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak during late October and early November.

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Anonymous said...

The lodges of Shenandoah National Park has just released its own fall foliage report, which can be found here: The report will be updated weekly from the vantage point of the in-park lodges making it an excellent guide for those planning a get away to Shenandoah.