2016-09-23 / Front Page

Hint of color change as fall arrives

LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune LIZ GOTTHELF/Journal Tribune Leaves on a tree on the edge of Bunganut Pond in Lyman have begun turning red, as seen on Thursday, the first day of fall. The latest fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, published Wednesday, states so far there has been very little color change throughout the state. Northern Maine, the first area to peak, is still reporting very low color change, according to the report. Typically, northern Maine reaches peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October, according to the report. The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions in mid-to-late October. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry publishes updates on foliage throughout the state at mainefoliage.com.

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