Driving around you can see the signs that the leaves are thinking about turning color. In fact, there are a few trees that are starting to show some red and yellow. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry released their 1st Foliage Report for the 2018 Foliage Season on September 12th

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

This is the 60th year that the State of Maine has reported on the foliage. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports spotty color change in the forest. Northern Maine is reporting less than five percent color change with very low, less than five percent, leaf drop.

Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October. The rest of the state's progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions mid-to-late October.

Gail Ross, the foliage spokesperson for the State of Maine said "I can't stress enough how the weather going forward determines the foliage outlook for Maine. Warm days, followed by cool nights sets us up for that perfect panoramic display of fall colors that we so look forward to this time of year."

Foliage reports are issued every Wednesday by the State of Maine while colors keep turning