Despite dry conditions, fall foliage is expected to be bright this year

Maine foliage lovers may still get good sights.

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite the dry summer conditions, tree experts expect the 2016 fall foliage to be just as colorful as others.

Bill Livingston is the Associate Professor of Tree Research at the University of Maine in Orono.  After looking at the trees and their leaves across Maine, he feels they are very healthy. At this point, the variety and brightness of colors is all dependent on the weather. The ideal conditions over the next few weeks for the best colors would be warm days and cooler nights. 

"From what I've seen right now is that most of the leaves are looking healthy, that even though its been dry its been in the tolerance of what the tree can handle" Livingston said. "I expect that theres the full potential for good fall colors this coming season".
 
Maine doesn't normally begin to see a lot of changes in color until the end of September -- they start up north then continue their way down the state through mid October.

 

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