Fall Foliage & Sugar Maple

October 8, 2018

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Fall foliage is spotty this year. Some sugar maples look pretty good and have that bright golden color. However, it seems only the youngest and healthiest trees are showing nice foliage. Most sugar maples I’m seeing so far are turning a brown color, probably due to the abundance of rain this summer and the spread of leaf fungi diseases. Red maples aren’t looking that good either, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Young & healthy maple showing awesome foliage

May the forest be with you,

 

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association