Some colorful leaves linger on the trees at The Morton Arboretum, but the season of autumn beauty is drawing to a close. In the gardens and landscapes, the majority of trees have bare branches. Still, there are plenty of leaves to shuffle through during walks along the trails. Late leaves are still hanging on in the Oak Collection (Parking Lot 8) and in the East Woods (parking lots 9 to 13).
In the understory of the woods, yellow still shows on some late-turning sugar maples, elms, and lindens. The predominant colors that remain are browns in the vegetation along the ground, dark purples on some white oaks, and reddish-browns, yellow, or even some green on other oaks. While the season of fall color is nearly over, the Arboretum’s sights and sounds will continue to invite you to visit throughout the coming winter season.
This is the last Fall Color Report for 2022. The spring Bloom Report will begin in March or early April.