St. Louis Public Radio News
10:32 am
Fri October 11, 2002

Fall Colors in Missouri Not As Bright This Year

St. Louis, MO – A dry summer means Missouri's fall foliage won't be as bright as in previous years but conservation officers say nature will still put on a good show.

The leaves of several native tree species are already turning in Missouri, particularly in the northern part of the state. Trees in the St. Louis area are expected to peak in about a week. Depending on the weather, forestry experts say the leaves should stay at their peak colors through the end of October.