New York Fall Foliage Losing Color, Global Warming Blame


This article first appeared in the New York Post:

For the next two months, many New Yorkers are turning into Martha Stewart and obsessing over one thing — fall foliage!

While we wait for the leaves to reach their peak in the five boroughs, we can escape the urban chaos to watch the colors upstate.

And New York state is now lending a helping hand with its weekly foliage report and map detailing leaf-turning status around the state.

It’s put together using dispatches from about 65 volunteer leaf peepers — all major arbor enthusiasts — to get the most accurate data…

“The intensity of the color and the length of time the leaves stay on the trees depend on the weather,” she says. And she admits the leaves won’t be quite as eye-popping this year.

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