The most vivid and underappreciated US regions for fall foliage
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Posted by: Dana Walker
As fall begins, people all across the country are anticipating the beautiful foliage that comes
with the leaves changing colors.
“In New England and the Midwest, you are going to have more deciduous forests so you are going to get different colors of leaves,” said Greg Peters, director of communications at the National Forest Foundation. “You’ll have maple trees that change to red, oak trees that change to more orange, you’ll have birch and poplar trees that change to yellow. Then there are also a lot of shrubs.”
The array of different reds, oranges, yellows and greens brighten up the landscape as the weather begins to cool. Although most know that leaves change color, some do not know why.