GFC Leaf Watch: October 23, 2020

Northwest GA (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): The past week has been cool and sunny with little rain or wind, allowing many of the trees to progress with color change. Hickory and poplar are showing the most significant changes and are now providing bright and vivid yellows. Black gum and sourwood have continued to turn and … Continue Reading →

GFC Leaf Watch: October 16, 2020

Northwest GA (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Lots of rain over the past week has led to a slightly different look in the higher elevations. Many of the trees previously displaying the brightest reds and yellows have lost their leaves while other species are slowly beginning to shift from green to yellow and brown. Early turners … Continue Reading →

GFC Leaf Watch Report: October 9, 2020

Northeast Sunny days and cool nights are doing their work…  While tree canopies across most of the ridges and slopes in NE GA continue to be a sea of various shades of greens that are getting lighter, we are seeing more punctuations of color in the bright reds of maple and sourwood, and yellows and … Continue Reading →

Fire Prevention Week 2020

Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during the first full week in October (October 4-10, 2020.) It’s a good time to think about “good fire” and “bad fire,” both of which have an impact on our lives. Prescribed fires are considered “good fires,” because they are used by knowledgeable practitioners to manage forestland for optimal … Continue Reading →

GFC Leaf Watch Report: October 1, 2020

All signs are pointing to a great leaf season, and it has begun! NORTHEAST: Bright sunny days and cool nights spur on the change and the trusty sourwoods have started to turn red and burgundy, and dogwoods are showing muted reds. At higher elevations, a number of maples are already turning deep red. Along roadsides, … Continue Reading →