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Fall Colors Arriving Late This Year
Updated November 4, 2016 7:32 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(UNDATED) - Unusually warm temperatures have delayed the fall color display in Indiana this year.

Department of Natural Resources Community and Urban Forester Carrie Tauscher says the best fall color formation happens when there are bright, warm days, cool nights and moist soils.

While all of Indiana has experienced bright, warm days, Tauscher says the occurrence of cool nights and soil moisture have varied dramatically throughout the state.

With late fall color change comes the chance for a shortened window for full fall color enjoyment.

However, Tauscher says the tourist towns of southern Indiana such as Nashville, Madison and Medora shouldn't fret.

He says Sassafras and Sweetgum trees in forest understories and along roadsides are giving a great show of red, orange and yellow, and red oaks and black tupelo seem to be making good color, despite the lack of moisture.

He says the sugar and red maples across the state have been especially colorful.



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