Fall leaf colors mostly on schedule, but rainy weather taking toll…

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reporting that fall leaf colors are mostly on schedule, but the recent cool, rainy and windy weather is likely to slow the color change and knock leaves from the trees.

Across Indiana, we’re seeing yellows and oranges now,” said DNR community and urban forester Carrie Tauscher. “Tulip poplar sycamore, sweetgum, cottonwood and some of the understory trees like sassafras are starting to turn and give some great gold colors.”

Tauscher said sugar maples will come into full color along with the oaks between now and early November.

With the cold rainy days we’ve had recently I’m hoping for some sunny, relatively warm days to start pushing color,” Tauscher said