“Generally speaking, the recent hot dry weather has muted some of the available display as many trees shed their leaves early,” Grabosky, a professor of urban forestry in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “In those places where water was available, there seems to be good likelihood for beautiful color.”
“Now that temperatures are dropping and there has been some rain, we are looking for cool clear days to better develop the reds, and the yellows ought to be fine as long as we do not get another heat wave,” Grabosky said. “If we get sudden frosts and rain, then the season will be shortened, as the leaves shed before we can go out and view them.”
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