Extremely dry, hot conditions this fall causing early, muted foliage display

With last year being the wettest year on record in Pennsylvania, and this year starting out wet again, 2019 was set up to be the mother of all fall foliage displays. Trees in most areas were in great condition going into late summer.

Abnormally dry conditions and high temperatures have caused poor leaf colors and early leaf drop in late September and early October. IMAGE: THOMAS JAMES CALDWELL/FLICKR