The peak of fall foliage in western Mass. happening soon

The leaves may fall off the trees faster because of the drought

leaf-peeping-update

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The colors of our trees in western Massachusetts are finally turning those beautiful shades of red and orange, and we haven’t even hit the peak of season yet.

Foliage typically peaks down the state from north to south. Once we see that peak in color, it should last through the weekend.

Mark Schiffner of Bennington, Vermont told 22News the drought may have impacted crops, but he doubts it’ll take away the color of the leaves. “Last year, when we had the drought, people were all worried the leaves would turn brown and fall off. It was spectacular. Even the old-timers were saying they’ve never seen colors that great before.”

The leaves may fall off the trees faster because of the drought, but until then, the leaves should stay vibrant. The rain this past weekend may enhance their color a little longer.


How has foliage season been going in Franklin County?


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