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Leaves remaining on trees reach peak

Oct 18, 2019 12:05 am
Many of the leaves from trees may have blown off in the storm earlier this weekend, but the New York foliage report predicts much color on those remaining. "In Greene County, observers reporting from Catskill project that the town and the county’s valley areas will be at peak this weekend, with 90 percent change and brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange. The county’s mountains will be past-peak with nearly 100 percent color change and bright red, orange, yellow, and green leaves; peak colors may still be found around Kaaterskill and Platte cloves. Foliage will be past-peak this weekend in Delaware County. Look for complete color transition and bright gold and orange leaves among a significant number of bare trees.... Foliage change has come on strong in the Kingston area of Ulster County. Spotters are projecting peak conditions for this weekend with 75 percent color change and yellow, orange, and burgundy leaves, along with brilliant shades of red. At Belleayre Mountain in the Ulster County community of Highmount, foliage changed quickly over the past week and will be past-peak by the weekend with 100 percent color transition and primarily orange leaves."