DID YOU KNOW??

Pennsylvania has a longer and more variety in its fall season than any other state in the nation — or anywhere in the world, according to PA DCNR (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources).

The Clarion River in Cook Forest:

Only three regions of the world support deciduous forests that display fall autumn color:

  • Eastern North America
  • The British Isles and parts of northwestern Europe
  • Northeastern China and northern Japan

Forests in other regions are either tropical or dominated by conifers.

Pennsylvania’s location between 40° and 42° North latitude and its varied topography supports 134 species of trees plus many shrubs and vines that contribute to the display of autumn color.

Some of Cook Forest forestry in the fall:

Pennsylvania is the meeting ground of northern trees that flourish only on mountain tops farther south and southern species that are at the northern limits of their range.

Following are the first 2 weeks of Fall Foilage Maps (just click on the link and it will go to that map.)

PENNSYLVANIA WEEKLY FALL FOLIAGE REPORT
October 4 – October 10, 2018 — Leaves starting to change!   dcnr_20033722

PENNSYLVANIA WEEKLY FALL FOLIAGE REPORT
October 11 – October 17, 2018 — Approaching Best Color!     dcnr_20033731

Good luck Fall Leaf Peepin!