Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) Spectrum
Our native oaks also make a great fall display. The red oak never disappoints, often showing its full range of yellow, red, and orange. Yet we have to remember, this tree has acorns, which is great for attracting wildlife, but also good at making walkways treacherous!
Red Oak (Quercus rubra) foliage.
Another one of my favorite fall trees is the white and green ash. Due to the possibility of the Emerald Ash Borer making its way to our area these are currently not recommended for planting. Selected varieties range from bright yellow to a deep purple and make a great contrast to the fall landscape.
If your not planting a tree, clear your calender in mid-October, and keep an eye oh this site here, which has great information about trees in the fall, and make updates to peak viewing times throughout the fall season, and even have driving route recommendations! (I have my own secret route.)
Temperatures are falling and the days are getting shorter, now is the time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!