Bloom and Fall Color Reports

Fall Color Report: September 24

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Fall Color Report: Introduction

Welcome to Autumn at The Morton Arboretum! This is the first report of the year on fall color in the trees, shrubs, and other plants of the Arboretum’s landscape.

Over the next few weeks, the start of cool nights and warm, sunny days will cause trees and shrubs to start developing their fall color. The intensity, brightness, and longevity of the color display will depend on upcoming weather, the health of the individual plants, and the amount of soil moisture available.

Make sure to read the full weekly Fall Color Report this week (and every Friday through Autumn) to get curated insights about the changing colors and tips on how to enjoy them on the Arboretum grounds in the weeks ahead.

About the Fall Color Report

The Fall Color Report is written by the Arboretum’s Manager of Plant Records, Ed Hedborn. It is typically published on Fridays through Autumn to give members and guests a chance to plan their weekend visits. The Arboretum also publishes a weekly Bloom Report in springtime.

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