Fall Foliage Report – September 14
The State of Maine issued their 1st Fall Foliage Report for the 2016 Foliage Season, today, September 14th. Foliage reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon through Columbus Day.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports very little color change in Maine's forests. Northern Maine is also reporting less than 5 percent color change.
Gail Ross, the spokesperson for the Maine Foliage Reports said
Our weather conditions going forward will determine the upcoming foliage season. We are already experiencing warm days followed by cool nights without a killing frost. In addition our days are getting shorter with less sunlight intensity, which begins the process of the changing colors. Our summer drought conditions can delay the onset of color by a few days; however, we should see a typical foliage season. Our forests are healthy and disease free