Fall Colors

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Fall Color

While there is some spotty good color on the drive between Grand Rapids and the Bay City area the “official” reports are that the color is still a week or two away yet. I am sure that some of the color may even be later than that. But that said the trees that turn yellow there seems to be a lot of them that have turned already and in the Bay area even some of the Maples have turned red and there is some leaf fall as well. Here is the latest for the UP for anyone who wants to take a drive up that way

 

Upper Peninsula

Chippewa County.  60-70% color change. Peak fall color expected the first and second week in October.

Luce County: 50-60% color change . Peak fall color expected the second week in October.

Mackinac County:  40-50% color change. Peak fall color expected the second week in October.

Schoolcraft County: 40-60% color change. Peak fall color expected the first and second week in October.

Alger County:  70%-at near peak color change.

Delta County:   65%-at near peak color change

Dickinson County:  65& at near color change.

Marquette County:  75%-at peak color change

Menominee County: 55%-at color change. . Peak fall color expected the first and second week in October.

Baraga County:  80% to at peak color change

Gogebic & Ontonagon  past peak color change

Houghton & Keweenaw  80% at peak color change

Iron County:  past peak color change

The above was the report as of October 7th

I am not sure how the do the estimates of the % of color, but my guess is that in Bay County it is in the 30 to 40% range.

Slim

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Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Pretty much the only color here is green and brown from the stressed trees from lack of rain. Although the vines/ivy have mostly changed color. We’ll be raking in November and mowing into December again this year.

MichaelV

We saw quite a lot of sun yesterday with a warm 75 degrees and a low of 60. Rainfall was .65 of an inch which brings us to 1.62 for the month.