Indiana DNR says fall colors mostly on schedule

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Department of Natural Resources forester says the fall color display for trees is on schedule across most of Indiana, but recent cool, rainy and windy weather is likely to slow the color change and knock leaves down.

Carrie Tauscher said Wednesday that the weather could result in a shorter viewing season. She says the best fall color formation happens when there are bright, warm days, cool nights and moist soils.

Tauscher says yellows and orange colors have emerged from the trees across Indiana. She also says tulip poplar sycamore, sweetgum, cottonwood and some of the understory trees like sassafras are starting to turn and give “some great gold colors.”

Tauscher says sugar maples will come into full color along with the oaks between now and early November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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