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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

Timely garden topics: garlic and leaves

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about some late season garden topics -- planting garlic bulbs for next summer, and composting those autumn leaves.  Go to full article

Catching up with ?shoulder? season chores

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about late season lawn and garden chores.  Go to full article

Autumn leaves: good as gold for gardeners

It's leaf cleanup season, and horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley that all those leaves can be beneficial to the garden soil.  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

Commentary: The economics of early fall color

They're like a banner announcing the change of season -- the occasional spray of vivid red leaves along the roadside or the water's edge. They DO foreshadow the color change to come. But why so early? Commentator, and arborist, Paul Hetzler lives in St. Lawrence County. he says it has to do with the tree's balance sheet, as well as the time of year.  Go to full article

"Leaf Peepers" Keep an Eye on Fall Colors

The North Country's colorful fall foliage continues its somewhat slower progression this season. A warm spell this month has resulted in a slower than usual change in the leaves, with near-peak colors expected to make their first appearance this weekend in some of the higher elevations of the Adirondacks. Todd Moe talks with Jim Carroll, of Tupper Lake, who is an official state "leaf peeper." He and his wife file weekly fall color reports from their living room window to the tourism office in Albany.  Go to full article

Time to Finish Those Outdoor Chores

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on feeding the lawn, mowing and mulching leaves and other late autumn garden chores.  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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