What Experts Are Saying About the 2019 Foliage Season in New England: boston.com

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What Experts Are Saying About the 2019 Foliage Season in New England: boston.com

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Re: What Experts Are Saying About the 2019 Foliage Season in New England: boston.com

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:56 pm

Thanks for the link. Excellent read.
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Re: What Experts Are Saying About the 2019 Foliage Season in New England: boston.com

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:02 am

'longer season and more vibrant' and 'earlier' than last year--can't complain about that! As I said, cooler more normal night temps forecast for this month and early October are probably a big factor, Global Warming is giving Vermont a break this year

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:18 am

With input from my friends in the tree business, the 2 big factors are the adequate rainfall we have had lately (and throughout the summer - not a lot of runoff) and the recent and MANY sunshiny days coupled with continuously cool nights. Also, we also did not experience drought this summer. Humid conditions, rather than dry, are contributors as well. The pest devastation and leaf disease were at normal levels and somewhat below. If this pattern continues the next 3 weeks, we are in great shape. If we have a series of 90s again at the end of September, it can slow the season, but not the expected color show, because we have all the elements coming together at a critical time for foliage right now.

These elements are all reiterated in the article, which I thought was spot on. So we wait and see and take what comes I guess! I am very happy with what I am seeing right now. Nothing looks shriveled and dried up here in northern CT and on my numerous trips to Vermont. Some of the color flares we saw in southern VT were a deep ruby and orange and lots of golds. Good signs! 8)

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Re: What Experts Are Saying About the 2019 Foliage Season in New England: boston.com

Post: # 22479Post ctyanky
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:03 am

On another note, my personal thoughts on this are that these fall temps, etc. we are experiencing now came on fast for us this time as compared to the last few years, and have come as sort of a wake up call for everyone in NE. This is what was "normal" in the past before it became very warm through our Septembers. So I don't think it is an alarm for early color, just a typical pattern for once. I'll take it! :D


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