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Third Week of October Peak Viewing for Fall Leaves in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

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Vibrant colors can be seen in the trees as you travel the KCII-listening area and leaves change colors this autumn.

The third week of October, the 16th through the 20th is the peak viewing time locally. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, due to drought conditions, colors may be seen sooner than they have in past years. Currently in southeast Iowa, white ash leaves are showing some purple, and a few maples in urban areas are starting to show red, orange, and yellow. Also, green ash, hickory, walnut, cottonwood, and elm are showing some yellows and browns, and beginning to drop their leaves. Sumac and poison ivy are showing bright red, while oak is still green.