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Fall leaves reaching their peak this week in the Adirondacks

Attention leaf-peepers: peak season is nearly here in the Adirondacks.

The official New York state foliage report says trees around Lake Placid are changing colors quickly. They're expected to be a peak by the weekend, with near complete color change, and a mix of golds, yellows, reds, mixed in with the evergreens. Old Forge, and the Mount Arab/ Tupper Lake area are all expecting 95-percent color change this week and a mix of red, russet, orange and gold leaves.

Nina Bussuk is a professor in the Cornell Horticulture Department. While we all learn in school about chlorophyll making leaves green. She says that pigment breaks down in the fall. And if we're lucky a red pigment takes its place.  Go to full article

Fall foliage reaching peak fall colors

It should be a nice weekend for some fall color spotting around the region. Jim Carroll and his wife, Gina, are "leaf peepers" for the state tourism office. They live in Tupper Lake, but have been on the road from Whiteface to Saratoga Springs this week. Jim told Todd Moe that fall colors are reaching their peak in the northern Adirondacks this weekend.  Go to full article
Cosmos and asters compete with fall foliage
Cosmos and asters compete with fall foliage

Late September: Fall Colors and Fading Flowers

The autumnal equinox is behind us, but it still feels like summer. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about late-summer flowers and fall colors.  Go to full article

The Chemistry of Fall Foliage

What causes the fiery reds and bright yellows in the autumn landscape? Horticulturist Amy Ivy explains the how's and why's of fall colors in trees and shrubs.  Go to full article

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