Many readers have been contacting the Pennsylvania Weather Authority asking when can they expect to see fall foliage int he Pennsylvania region? Well, we have some great news for you!
The peak time for viewing in our state is mid-October. The same goes for parts of Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. Further south, foliage peak times stretch into late October and early November.
“Any color or leaf drop before October is most like the tree shutting down its resources early as a form of protection. By late summer the tree has already produced the majority of the nutrients that it needs to survive over winter, and the early shut down protects the tree from any other stressing events.”
The autumn equinox is Friday at 4:02 p.m.