Peak Foliage Viewing is Here This Weekend
It's funny, no matter when the leaves start to turn, it always seems like peak foliage is Indigenous People's Weekend. If you're lucky enough to have some time off this weekend or on Monday, now is the perfect time to take a drive and peep some leaves!
The latest Foliage Report, dated October 9th from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shows peak foliage viewing with high color change in the Bar Harbor/Ellsworth/Coastal Maine area. What's amazing is that there has been very little leaf droppage, so the trees are full of color!
Gail Ross, the foliage spokesperson for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said "Peak conditions are a projection for the upcoming holiday weekend. Included with the foliage map is a key that indicates color progression. While there is still some green in the canopies (mostly the oak trees, which are very hardy), peak is indicated when the forest is at 70 - 100 percent color. From my visual perspective, the entire state is very, very close to peak with low leaf drop"