Scientists Say 2017’s Foliage Will Be Best In Years
Perfect news for those late September drives around New England, just make sure to bring your camera
As seen in the Washington Post, scientists believe that autumn of 2017 will be the best foliage in a long time in New England. The combination of no droughts, a mild summer forecast, and limited damage to the leaves due to gypsy moths lead scientists to believe New England's foliage will be breathtaking.
“The setup looks good overall for New England’s fall foliage display this year. The forest appears generally healthy and leaf development has been normal. The upshot: In New England, normal fall colors are expected to be spectacular.” said Jim Salge, who tracks the region’s annual autumn pageant for Yankee Magazine.
Predictions are leaning towards the last week of September as the peak for colors in New England, rather than the first week in October. Here's what to expect: