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Warm, Wet Autumn Could Mute, Delay Foliage Display In Pennsylvania


October 21, 2021

Because of the warm, wet summer, trees in Pennsylvania are mostly in great shape. But for the state's forests to exhibit their most vibrant colors, conditions need to be cooler and drier in the next few weeks, according to a Penn State expert.

"Due to the wet summer, this was shaping up to be a banner year for the foliage, but we need the weather now to cooperate and cool down," said Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. "With unusually warm weather predicted until the middle of October, I expect that will delay and somewhat dimini...

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