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Old 10-06-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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Fall Color?

So how is it looking down in Branson right now? Our trees in St. Louis are getting closer to peak which looks to be a week or two away right now. I use my sweetgum trees as a guide and they are just starting to turn yellow. They tend to be at peak when the majority of the trees are... We are going down to Branson on the 16th for a long weekend and hope to see some fall color down there!
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:04 AM   #2
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Sounds like we are just at the same stage here in KC as you are in St. Louis.

We go back to Branson next week so I think both of us should see some pretty fall color, since you are leaving about the same time.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy Spring but Fall is so pretty with all the different color leaves.

Hope you have a great time in Branson.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:10 AM   #3
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Sounds like we are just at the same stage here in KC as you are in St. Louis.

We go back to Branson next week so I think both of us should see some pretty fall color, since you are leaving about the same time.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy Spring but Fall is so pretty with all the different color leaves.

Hope you have a great time in Branson.
Thank you! I have always timed it wrong with planning a fall trip to Branson so I am really hoping for color this time! Of course we'll have a good time no matter what. And like you, fall is my favorite time of year.
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The trees are just beginning to turn.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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I spent the day driving in part of my sales territory between Highway 160 in MO and about 40 miles south of Highway 62/412 in AR. The trees are starting to turn. Saw some nice splashes of color in the trees around Lake Norfolk today.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #6
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They are turning.......

My 3 yo granddaughter said "Momma, look how pretty the colors are today" Pointing out the car window to the trees......they aren't in full color yet, but it's coming.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:46 AM   #7
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They are turning.......

My 3 yo granddaughter said "Momma, look how pretty the colors are today" Pointing out the car window to the trees......they aren't in full color yet, but it's coming.
Where is SW Missouri do you go to see the fall colors? We are new to Branson and it looks like most of the trees just turn brown. We'd love to take a day trip to see the beautiful fall colors.
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Where is SW Missouri do you go to see the fall colors? We are new to Branson and it looks like most of the trees just turn brown. We'd love to take a day trip to see the beautiful fall colors.
I will be driving down 65 to Branson this w/end to see the color - I would presume HWY 7 in Arkansas would have fall color, and we often take drive over toward Theodosia to see the colors. It is possible that the leaves are a few days behind us (north of you) turning colors in Branson.

The trees my granddaughter noticed are bright oranges and reds, in my hometown - they are always the first to turn vibrant in my area, there are still many green leaves on the trees, but the tips are colorful.

Have you stopped to look at a look out to see if you can see the color yet?
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #9
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Should be a good fall color season. Branson peaks usually between Oct.
15th-20th. Still pretty green here now but beginning to turn. Arkansas down Hwy 7 would be a few days later I think.
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I was near Gainesville MO yesterday and the leaves were starting to turn; it's about an hour or so east of Branson on Highway 160. Check out the Glade Top trail in the National Forest east of Branson, near Ava MO for some nice color (in most years). I live off one of the designated AR scenic highways, and the trees are starting to show some nice color. Unfortunately a lot of the persimmon trees have already lost all of their leaves.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Last fall was our first in the area. Seemed like most of the leaves changed from green to various shades of brown. I had been expecting vibrant reds and yellows. We'll take some day trips to the areas you suggested. It looks like we'll have to wait until this storm passes by.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Last fall was our first in the area. Seemed like most of the leaves changed from green to various shades of brown. I had been expecting vibrant reds and yellows. We'll take some day trips to the areas you suggested. It looks like we'll have to wait until this storm passes by.
The rain, and the wind that are accompanying it, may destroy the chances of a colorful fall. There may not be leaves left on the trees when the storm passes us by.
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Here's a good resource for Fall foliage tracking:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/drivi...age/statelist/
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Here's a good resource for Fall foliage tracking:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/drivi...age/statelist/
Thanks for the link. If there is color, we'll find it.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Last fall was our first in the area. Seemed like most of the leaves changed from green to various shades of brown. I had been expecting vibrant reds and yellows. We'll take some day trips to the areas you suggested. It looks like we'll have to wait until this storm passes by.
I think it varies from year to year depending on temperature, moisture, etc. I've seen photos of Table Rock Lake with brilliant fall color in the background. I haven't seem much of that yet either, but I think we are still a week or two away from peak.

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