Falling Leaves

fall follige report

From I Love NY.com/foliage:

Week of Sept. 12-18, 2007
FIRST SIGNS OF COLORFUL FALL FOLIAGE EMERGING IN
NEW YORK STATE

The 2007 foliage season in New York State is officially underway as the first colors of autumn are appearing in the Adirondacks region, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NEW YORK program.

This weekend in the Adirondacks, Old Forge in Herkimer County expects up to 35 percent color change with green, russet and burgundy leaves of average brilliance highlighted by splashes of red and gold. The rating is between just beginning and mid point. The Mt. Arab/Tupper Lake area in Franklin County expects 30-35 percent of the leaves to have changed color. Colors to look for include shades of mustard, rust, cranberry and pumpkin-orange scattered among the fading celery green leaves. Foliage spotters in Warren County’s North Creek and the Hamilton County towns of Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake project 30 percent color change by the weekend, with some isolated areas higher than 2000’ expected to see up to 60 percent change. Speculator, in Hamilton County, is predicting 10-20 percent color change. Expect mostly green leaves with red and yellow highlights. In Essex County, Lake Placid projects 10-15 percent leaf change by the weekend, with dull-to-average green leaves and highlights of red, orange and purple leaves of average brilliance.

The rest of the state reports 10 percent or less color change.