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Leaves Turning Color Earlier Due to Drought

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The best time to see leaves turning to bright colors in southeast Iowa is the second to third week in October.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, due to drought conditions this year trees may have leaves turning colors sooner than in years past. Currently white ash is showing some purple; maples are beginning to show red, orange, and yellow; and walnut, elm, hickory, green ash and cottonwood are showing yellow. Oak is still green.