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Fall foliage season starts in northern Pa.


(Harrisburg) — A look out of the window is about to get much more vibrant.

It’s the time of year many look forward to in Pennsylvania — fall foliage season.

Brilliant reds, radiant oranges and lively yellows will cover the leaves on red oaks, maples and tulip trees.

Ed Dix, Forestry Manager with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, says it will take some time before the midstate’s trees are transformed.

“You can pretty much follow the fall color down from the first week of October in northern Pennsylvania, middle of the month in the middle of Pennsylvania, and the second half of the month down here in southcentral and southeast Pennsylvania.”

The latest fall foliage report from DCNR shows leaves in the northern part of the state are at 50to 70 percent of their peak, while those in midstate are just at 10 to 15 percent.

The weekly report is available on the tourism website

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