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Old 08-08-2016, 11:59 PM
 
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I would absolutely include the others you have mentioned.

There is a thread about a person moving from California to New England and they had no idea that Upstate New York or Pennsylvania had fall colors, etc.

Blew my mind!
How dare you! Lol.

Honestly I have no idea why I assumed the NE area was the best/only area for fall colors. Maybe because New England is a popular setting for movies and tv?

I'm glad people have pointed out other areas though. Upstate NY looks fantastic. I knew it was pretty, just like every state has pretty spots, but I didn't realize it was THAT pretty.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:40 AM
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Location: Miami
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Fall foliage in the South matching the Northeast is found only in the high elevations of the region, as well as the northern/inland tiers of the region. The rest of the South is too warm and tropical-like year-round to see any spectacular fall color of note. Deciduous trees on the Southern coastal plain are a relic from the Ice Age.
I Agree, of course like you said you'll find most of the fall foliage in the areas with high elevations, mainly further inland. As far as major cities go, I think Birmingham has a pretty nice fall season, albeit it's not as long as the fall season in the Northeast, it still has some nice views, especially within the areas where the hills are.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I doubt the rest of the country thinks that, considering most of the rest of the country experiences fall foliage too. I'm pretty sure Midwesterners are aware that their own state not only have fall foliage, but have beautiful fall foliage that rivals New England. Even here in Texas, while nothing like Vermont, we have fall foliage.
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:05 AM
 
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I doubt the rest of the country thinks that, considering most of the rest of the country experiences fall foliage too. I'm pretty sure Midwesterners are aware that their own state not only have fall foliage, but have beautiful fall foliage that rivals New England. Even here in Texas, while nothing like Vermont, we have fall foliage.
Those types of trees in Texas exist either because they are planted, or they are Ice Age relics.
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Those types of trees in Texas exist either because they are planted, or they are Ice Age relics.
Umm nope. Those are natives. You really think they decided to plant northern trees over 200,000 plus square miles? Pecan trees are native here, they turn yellow in November. In case you didn't know, the temperatures in November here are the same as New England in October. I'm of course referring to the upper half of Texas. Won't see much if any colour down south. We get our leave change a month later than y'all but we get it. You don't like people being ignorant about where you live, don't be ignorant about down here either
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Those types of trees in Texas exist either because they are planted, or they are Ice Age relics.
That's the second time you've made reference to "Ice Age relics"' ... Whatever that means?

At any rate, yes most trees in the South change colors and lose their leaves in the fall. The only types that don't, of course, are evergreens like the famous southern Live Oaks which only grow in the coastal regions, etc. But even they do turn a dull gray / green.
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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AZ sees northeast-style fall foliage in the mountains, mainly from 4,500-9,000ft
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Umm nope. Those are natives. You really think they decided to plant northern trees over 200,000 plus square miles? Pecan trees are native here, they turn yellow in November. In case you didn't know, the temperatures in November here are the same as New England in October. I'm of course referring to the upper half of Texas. Won't see much if any colour down south. We get our leave change a month later than y'all but we get it. You don't like people being ignorant about where you live, don't be ignorant about down here either
Right. Pretty clearly this particular poster is not very familiar with northeast Texas.

There are more spectacular fall colors on the eastern seaboard, especially in the Appalachians and Smoky Mountains and northeast but northeast Texas does have some beautiful fall foliage - we just get it in late November. Or at Christmas - LOL.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Umm nope. Those are natives. You really think they decided to plant northern trees over 200,000 plus square miles? Pecan trees are native here, they turn yellow in November. In case you didn't know, the temperatures in November here are the same as New England in October. I'm of course referring to the upper half of Texas. Won't see much if any colour down south. We get our leave change a month later than y'all but we get it. You don't like people being ignorant about where you live, don't be ignorant about down here either
Right. Pretty clearly this particular poster is not very familiar with northeast Texas.

There are more spectacular fall colors on the eastern seaboard, especially in the Appalachians and Smoky Mountains and northeast but northeast Texas does have some beautiful fall foliage - we just get it in late November. Or at Christmas - LOL.

And wow, my cypress trees in my yard put on a beautiful show in the fall! Along with the yellow leaves of the river birch tree in the backyard.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Certainly New England isn't the only location with beautiful autumn foliage, although I might argue that the Adirondacks vs. New England isn't a stark location difference. There's lovely autumn foliage all over the Midwest and South, and I've even seen spectacular colors up in the higher elevations in California.
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