Here’s when to see peak fall foliage in Cincinnati

It’s almost time for our annual fall foliage art show! Watching summer’s green change to autumn’s vibrant red and orange, it’s hard to resist being outside this time of year. The good news: our fall foliage forecast is on track for a normal year! “We’ve had a pretty normal summer as far as rainfall. We didn’t have a serious drought or anything so we’re on track to have our typical fall color season,” said Tyler Stevenson with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The forecast takes many variables into account, like temperature, wind, rain and sunlight. Have you already started seeing fall color pop up in your neighborhood? Stevenson said that could be linked to something called urban stress. “Trees in urban environments are often in compacted soils or limited soil volume,” he said. This year may give us more of a show compared to last year when trees were parched and hot. That led to various differences, like some leaves going straight from red to brown quickly. Plan on peak foliage just in time for Halloween, beginning Oct. 26.

It’s almost time for our annual fall foliage art show!

Watching summer’s green change to autumn’s vibrant red and orange, it’s hard to resist being outside this time of year. The good news: our fall foliage forecast is on track for a normal year!

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“We’ve had a pretty normal summer as far as rainfall. We didn’t have a serious drought or anything so we’re on track to have our typical fall color season,” said Tyler Stevenson with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The forecast takes many variables into account, like temperature, wind, rain and sunlight.

Have you already started seeing fall color pop up in your neighborhood? Stevenson said that could be linked to something called urban stress.

“Trees in urban environments are often in compacted soils or limited soil volume,” he said.

This year may give us more of a show compared to last year when trees were parched and hot. That led to various differences, like some leaves going straight from red to brown quickly.

Plan on peak foliage just in time for Halloween, beginning Oct. 26.