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Old 07-09-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Do you get any colors in the leaves in the Fall in Lubbock ? I'm sure you would if you had maple trees, but doubt that Lubbock has maples or for that matter aspens - not enough elevation.
Just curious, Fall is my favorite time of year and it's not complete without the leaves changing color in the Fall IMO.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Do you get any colors in the leaves in the Fall in Lubbock ? I'm sure you would if you had maple trees, but doubt that Lubbock has maples or for that matter aspens - not enough elevation.
Just curious, Fall is my favorite time of year and it's not complete without the leaves changing color in the Fall IMO.
You won't see the color there that you do in the NE/Midwest. Of course there are SOME colors, but you'll see the more unusual ones only if someone has that certain tree in a private yard.

No. There are no Aspens in Lubbock.

You can go to McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park to see a riot of colors, if you're willing to do the hike.

McKittrick Canyon - Guadalupe Mountains National Park
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Do you get any colors in the leaves in the Fall in Lubbock ? I'm sure you would if you had maple trees, but doubt that Lubbock has maples or for that matter aspens - not enough elevation.
Just curious, Fall is my favorite time of year and it's not complete without the leaves changing color in the Fall IMO.
It varies from year to year, but generally Lubbock has better fall color in the city than most other places in the state. Lubbock has the right conditions for it (dry, cool nights without frost), and its tree population is a bit more diverse since all trees are imported anyway. There are maples, but no aspens.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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It varies from year to year, but generally Lubbock has better fall color in the city than most other places in the state. Lubbock has the right conditions for it (dry, cool nights without frost), and its tree population is a bit more diverse since all trees are imported anyway. There are maples, but no aspens.
I would think that Lubbock flashes some fall colors every year, though perhaps not as spectacular as places
in the Midwest & NE as you say. Boise, ID is high desert country, but not as high as Lubbock and it has less precip than Lubbock and Boise has lots of Fall color. I figured perhaps they might be likely comparisons, though I suspect there's less winter in Lubbock ? Then of course the soil-content is a factor I'd think ?
Actually one year when I lived in Houston they had real fall colors, though that was certainly not the norm for that hot and humid city on the Gulf of Mexico. But if they had some color just one year, I'd think it would be fairly routine for Lubbock ?
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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There certainly is some fall color in Lubbock. That said, you really need to know that the color is almost ALL in folk's yards.

Because there are no trees anywhere besides parks and private yards. And most of the trees in the parks are Elms, it seems. The only thing that turns on an elm???? The branches turn loose and litter up the place.

btw, I don't like elm trees if you haven't noticed. Like Lubbock an awful lot though.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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There certainly is some fall color in Lubbock. That said, you really need to know that the color is almost ALL in folk's yards.

Because there are no trees anywhere besides parks and private yards. And most of the trees in the parks are Elms, it seems. The only thing that turns on an elm???? The branches turn loose and litter up the place.

btw, I don't like elm trees if you haven't noticed. Like Lubbock an awful lot though.
I'll speak up for the poor elm trees.

I have one that grows next to my garage that provides a lot of lovely shade in my backyard to sit under.

But YES! They do make a lot of mess in late Autumn.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The only elm tree on any property I ever owned, that I chose to NOT cut down (because of the great shade on my house).....

Littered my yard with branches, one branch broke and damaged my roof, and the roots found there way into my water well.

I know some folks that like elm trees, but I just don't.
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