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Warm September has delayed fall colors in the Southeast

As I was looking at my Facebook feed, it reminded me of a photo I took out my office window in 2014 showing the trees outside in their fall colors. This year, the color is barely showing yet. A lot of that can be attributed to the extremely warm September we had. Here are a couple of stories which discuss the impacts of weather on fall color and how they might change in a warmer climate.

How does weather affect fall foliage?

How does climate change affect the fall colours?

Watkinsville trees on October 16, 2014

Watkinsville trees on October 16, 2019