The wonderful myriad of color will be reaching its peak on trees in portions of the U.P. in the next couple of weeks. The Mining Journal is reporting that an early hard frost is beneficial to fall color. So those of us waiting on the color to begin can always head up north for some beautiful scenery.
Bill Cook, district forester with the Michigan State University Extension forestry research station in Escanaba, said a hard frost about a week ago will likely result in brilliant colors.
â€œThe earlier the frost comes the more sugars are trapped in the leaves and thatâ€™s what causes the brilliance and intensity of the colors,â€ Cook said.
For weekly updates on the fall color situation in Michigan be sure to check out the update put together at Michigan's Travel site - Michigan.org.