Experience Fantastic Fall Color at Morris Arboretum

Leaf peepers alert!  Fantastic fall color is forecast at Morris Arboretum this autumn. “Good rain through the summer into September means that the plants are well hydrated and not losing their leaves because of drought,” said Anthony Aiello, The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator at Morris Arboretum. “And ideally you want to shut that off and have nice bright sunny days going from late September into October. We still need those sunny days”, but Aiello says “the temperatures were mild this summer and that helps. So we can expect vibrant leaf colors peaking the 3rd week of October through the end of the month.”

Conveniently located in Chestnut Hill, Morris Arboretum is home to some of the area’s oldest and largest trees, as well as many trees known for their particularly superb color, including red and sugar maples, scarlet oaks, and black gums.  For a bird’s eye view of the trees and changing colors, go Out on a Limb, the Arboretum’s award-winning canopy walk that is 50 feet off the ground at its highest point.

Morris Arboretum is a 92-acre horticultural display garden that features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit: www.morrisarboretum.org

Photo Credit:  Paul Meyer