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Old 09-05-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm just curious. Where I live, there's not much of it in most of September, and then it peaks of colour in and around mid October and is gone mostly when November rolls around.

How long does it last where you live?

Are there places in the world where autumn foliage lasts a really long time before falling off (for example, a couple of months of continous colour)?
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The leaves are changing colour right now here and some are already a lovely dark, deep red. This should continue into early November and by then they will probably be bare, so around two months of fall foliage.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Poplars start changing by the end of February. Maples,birches, oaks and beeches would still have colour until early winter. Peak colour would be mid April until mid May. Vineyards and orchards also add a lot of colour. Just another good thing about Autumn.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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I don't remember how long the leaves last here, but I do know we should start changing colors here around the end of September
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Depending on elevation, often peaks around the first or second week of October, how long they last depends on the weather.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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In SE Pa the leaves seem to change late and you don't get a really good color show until late in October. The colors you see vary. On the edges of wood lots you see the reds and oranges of maples and other smaller trees earlier. In the mountains you see more the yellows and golden browns of poplars and oaks later. If the farmers leave their corn stalks up and don't cut their hay it can be a good scenic drive in the rural areas.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Often only goes for a few weeks here, from late April to early June.
Best places are in the Southern Highlands of NSW and the New England tablelands - places like Bowral or Armidale - where it goes on from late March to late May.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: NY suburbs
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Autumn here lasts about a couple of months. The colors start changing around late September, and end around late November. The peak is around early November. I really love seeing the change in colors, particularly when there are a bunch of trees all together.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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In SE Pa the leaves seem to change late and you don't get a really good color show until late in October. The colors you see vary. On the edges of wood lots you see the reds and oranges of maples and other smaller trees earlier. In the mountains you see more the yellows and golden browns of poplars and oaks later. If the farmers leave their corn stalks up and don't cut their hay it can be a good scenic drive in the rural areas.
I agree. Most, if not all September the leaves are still green and on the trees. If you go towards the mountains near Chambersburg and the Poconos, the leaves change color more quickly, obviously.

It's something I never really paid attention to. I will this year
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Here it depends on the species of tree. Some trees even have a hint of fall colour now and some don't get some until later in October... the fall season lasts about 2 months here with some trees hanging on to their leaves well into November and even December during mild years.
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