Trees Across Our Region Start To Change Colors As Autumn Arrives

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Friday officially kicked off the fall season, and tree across New York State are just starting to change colors.

I LOVE NY released their second fall foliage report of the season this week, outlining a forecast for autumn leaves through next Tuesday.

Tree colors are spotted by volunteer observers, who report colors of rhubarb, cerise, maize, saffron, russet, and tangerine. So far, both vibrant hues and muted shades were reported.

In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, Chautauqua County spotters predict up to 25 percent foliage color change this weekend, with red, yellow, and orange dotting the landscape around Chautauqua Lake and Jamestown.

Northern Chautauqua County along Lake Erie has been slower to change, but observers expect the colors there to accelerate with cooler temperatures.

In Cattaraugus County, Little Valley spotters are predicting up to 15 percent foliage change with a sporadic spots of red leaves and hints of yellow, all of average brilliance.

Foliage spotters at Allegany State Park also anticipate around 15 percent foliage change, with maples starting to show a little muted color.


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