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Old 10-01-2016, 11:36 AM   #1
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Fall is here. Are the leaves changing?

Is Branson anticipating lots of good color this year?

How do the leaves look in Branson now?
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:03 PM   #2
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I was wondering that as well... Heading that way next week!
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:43 AM   #3
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Looking forward to your Color report!
The combination of hills and trees around Branson is so beautiful especially in the Spring and Fall.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:27 AM   #4
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I am north of Branson, in the Springfield area the color change has been very minimal at this point, hopefully it will begin soon. Looking forward to it! I LOVE fall!
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I am north of Branson, in the Springfield area the color change has been very minimal at this point, hopefully it will begin soon. Looking forward to it! I LOVE fall!
New rule - the color can't go away until I make it to Branson!!
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #6
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Here is my favorite fall color map:https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

It shows the whole USA. Great for travel planning. And you can adjust the dates to see when it will be "peak" time.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:04 PM   #7
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No, not yet.

As I post every year, peak varies but is typically the first week in November.

There are variables, but that's always the best guess.

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There's not going to be as many leaves as usual. The Fall Webworm invasion has eaten a lot of them up.

Now if you like your trees "decorated" for Halloween...you're in luck
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There's not going to be as many leaves as usual. The Fall Webworm invasion has eaten a lot of them up.

Now if you like your trees "decorated" for Halloween...you're in luck
I don't know how they pick trees, but it is not a lot of trees side-by-side. It's just one, with all around them not touched.

Anyone know?
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The Ozark Mountain Highroad Leafometer is at 0%.
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With all the rain also this year, the leaves won't change as much.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #11
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New rule - the color can't go away until I make it to Branson!!
Sounds like a good rule to me.

I will do whatever I can to keep the color on the trees and you do whatever you can to get to Branson.

The very large tree right outside the entrance to the I-Max complex is always one of my favorite trees in the fall. The colors are beautiful.


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Sounds like a good rule to me.

I will do whatever I can to keep the color on the trees and you do whatever you can to get to Branson.

The very large tree right outside the entrance to the I-Max complex is always one of my favorite trees in the fall. The colors are beautiful.


Hope to see you soon.

We'll be sure to check that tree out - can't say as I've noticed it before but we don't always get to the Imax on every trip.
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What It Takes For Great Peaks

Fall Weather: Peak foliage is highly dependent on weather conditions. It takes clear sunny days with temperatures no warmer than the mid 60's, and cooler nights with temperatures no higher than the high 30's to mid 40's, with a few nights in the 50's. When a peak is about to occur, a few warm cloudy days will slow that turn. Conversely, a hard frost can damage the color because of accelerated chemical reactions within the leaves. Cool days and nights, and plenty of sunshine is the key.

Rain: Don't worry about how much rain there was during the summer. If the leaves are green in the fall, they WILL turn color! We have seen the best False Peak colors during drought years. If summers are hot and dry followed by good rainfall levels in September, all will be just fine. Weather conditions in October are the primary force behind color change, not summer rainfall.

http://www.ozarkmtns.com/foliage/peak.asp
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I don't know how they pick trees, but it is not a lot of trees side-by-side. It's just one, with all around them not touched.

Anyone know?
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The Ozark Mountain Highroad Leafometer is at 0%.
Seems like Walnuts, Red Buds and the Persimmon trees are targeted and really hard hit. Drove a little ways into AR late last week (Berryville) and entire areas consisting of several acres off in the distance were just covered with no visible leaves left on the trees...just webs. Oaks and the dratted Cedars seem left entirely alone.
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the webs are loving my persimmon trees - and to a lesser degree are enjoying the oak trees in the area.
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