Final Leaf Watch Report for November 17th, 2021

Northwest GA Specific (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Foliage color change is ending in NW GA as a large percentage of trees have lost their leaves. The few leaves remaining are showing dull colors of brown, yellow, and red. Chestnut oak, white oak, and red oak are among the few species retaining leaves contributing to arrays of brown and yellow.  Select … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report for November 11th, 2021

Northwest GA Specific (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Color change has surpassed peak in a majority of NW GA. Overlooks are showing duller shades of yellow, brown and gold, with occasional patches of red. There is very little green left and many species such as yellow poplar, sourwood, and blackgum have lost a majority of their … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report for November 4th, 2021

Northwest GA Specific (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Fall color change in Northwest GA remains approximately one week behind last year. Many areas from 1500 to 3000 feet are currently at peak, displaying a wide variety of vivid yellows and dull reds. A large percentage of red maple have transformed into differing shades of bright and … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report for October 27th, 2021

Northwest GA (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Foliage color change is steadily progressing and is most visible in areas above 2000 feet. Sourwood and blackgum continue to provide a majority of the red patches seen from overlooks and ridges. Hickory and poplar have made the most significant changes over the past week as they are beginning … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report October 20th, 2021

Northwest GA Specific (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau) The past week has been cool and sunny with a little rain, allowing many of the trees to slowly progress with color change. Areas with high concentrations of blackgum and sourwood are currently showing the most vivid colors providing differing shades of red and orange. Sassafras is also … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report October 13th, 2021

Northwest: Lowering temperatures and adequate rainfall has led to the beginning of foliage color change in NW GA. Overlooks and ridges are still predominately green with an occasional patch of red or yellow. Red maple, sumac, and blackgum are primarily responsible for the various patches of red, while hickory and poplar are providing shades of … Continue Reading →

Leaf Watch Report October 7th, 2021

Northwest GA Specific (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Cooler nights, sunny days, and adequate rainfall are signaling the beginning of the fall foliage season. Trees are on track to display vivid changes in color over the next four weeks. Overlooks and ridges are still predominately green with sparse patches of red and yellow. Above 1500 feet, … Continue Reading →

GFC Leaf Watch: November 5, 2020 (final leaf watch post)

Northwest GA (Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Plateau): Peak color has passed in a majority of NW GA, as last week’s high winds and heavy rains encouraged the loss of the remaining leaves with vivid colors. Currently, overlooks and ridges are predominately composed of dull greens, maroons, and browns with very little yellow or red. Many of … Continue Reading →

GFC Leaf Watch: October 30, 2020

Post-Zeta update from our resident leaf expert: “No doubt we lost a lot of the bright colors that had developed up to now. Mid level 2500-1500 or so still holding some color and occasionally you find some really good color. I think we took a step backwards by a week at least due to the … Continue Reading →

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 →