In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.
Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.
I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.
The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules. They usually peak out a week or two before the oaks. Oddly enough, the sugar maples are coming along a little slow this year. The always reliable trees by Scott Morris’ house are starting to get close to peak, but if you look closely, the leaves look dry.