Fall Colors to Peak Quickly in NW Ohio

(Toledo, OH) Fall colors may come and go quickly in northwest Ohio. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources predicts leaf colors will be peaking in the northern third of Ohio by the end of the next week. A very wet spring and early summer is responsible for some early fall color, especially in neighborhoods, on the edge of woodlands and in low-lying areas. 

But according to the fall color forecast, trees along the Lake Erie shoreline are expected to change later than the rest of the northern third of the state-- a trend over the past few years, largely because of the warming effect of the lake. 

State foresters say the trees showing the most color right now are buckeyes, maples, and walnuts-- along with bright reds from Virginia creepers.

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