Foliage Report: October 1, 2003
Foliage Nearing Peak Color in Northern, Western Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine – (October 1, 2003)
In the Department of Conservation’s current fall foliage report, Maine Forest Service rangers note high to peak leaf color in extreme northern Maine and northwest portions of the state.
Overall, rangers are reporting high, or close to 70 percent, color change in the three foliage tracking zones covering Aroostook County, northern Piscataquis County, Franklin County and northern Oxford County. Ranger Lance Martin expects this weekend to be the perfect time for a leaf-peeping trip to central Aroostook County.
“The northern part of the state will be at peak condition with low leaf drop extending into the middle part of next week,” Martin said. “Hedgehog Mountain along Route 11 south of Winterville is displaying some spectacular red and yellow foliage.”
Moderate, or close to 50 percent, color change is being reported in foliage zones for central and southwest portions of the state, Downeast, and northeastern Maine from Houlton to Calais. Leaf drop in eastern Aroostook County is moderate, while trees in the rest of the state have shed a minimal number of leaves.
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Current Conditions - The Foliage Conditions map is the foliage zone map Maine Forest Service Rangers use when reporting fall foliage conditions. The current conditions are also displayed in text below.
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