The Morton Arboretum is approaching late autumn and there are still many colors to be seen throughout the collections and woodlands. The frosted leaf tips have begun to turn brown this week, softening some of the colors and adding to the crunch of crisp leaves on the ground.
As the cool winds of autumn fill the air, the most common question that scientists receive at The Morton Arboretum becomes, “When is the best time to see fall colors?” According to the Arboretum’s Forest Ecologist Christy Rollinson, Ph.D., it’s complicated.
Fall color continues to emerge at The Morton Arboretum. This past week’s cool nights coupled with bright sunny days have brought on additional fall colors in vibrant shades. Colors in the Arboretum’s collections and woodlands are beginning to intensify.