Rain that Indiana has received the past few weeks
could help produce normal colors on fall foliage even though many trees
were damaged by the summer’s drought, a Purdue Extension forester says.
trees have lost leaves, and others have leaves that have been scorched
by drought, but rains could bring recovery and more coloration, said
“It’s too early to say whether the drought will be a
major factor in leaf coloration. If we continue to get a little rain and
lots of sunny weather we could have decent fall color,” he said.
Trees on the outside of woodlands typically are more colorful because they receive more direct sunlight.
best fall color can often be seen in trees on the edge. That’s why
trees along roads are more colorful and sometimes are the best way to
view fall foliage,” said Farlee.
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