What's Happening With This Season's Leaves?Trees are signaled to lose their green chlorophyll by daylight hours and weather conditions. They need warm, sunny September days and cooler nights.
Move Over Summer, Here Comes The Fall Equinox
How Do Leaves Know When It's Time To Change Colors?Experts at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources predict a beautiful display of fall colors across most of Minnesota.
Good Question: Bagging Or Mulching -- Which Is Better For Your Yard?It is the time of year when the leaves keep falling, and we try to keep up. Unfortunately, the fall colors only last for so long before those leaves end up on our lawns. So which is better for your lawn? Bagging your leaves, or mulching them?
Police: 2 Fires In Burnsville May Be RelatedBurnsville authorities believe that two fires, set minutes apart, may have been related. According to the Burnsville Police Department, officers received a call around 10:22 a.m. Friday about a pile of burning leaves on a curb in the Norway Circle area.
Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall ColorsIt's been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven't seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.
October Sees The Tenth Top 10 Weather Day In MinnesotaThis Top-10 Weather day wasn’t just based on sunshine and 70 degrees. "It was kind of spur of the moment. We looked at the weather cast and knew we wanted to do something," Ed Greene said.
Tips For Finding Peak Fall Colors Fall colors are in full swing, but to get the most out of your leaf peeping you have to know where to go and when.
Good Question: Why Are So Many Leaves Left On The Trees?According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.
Good Question: 'Reply All' On Fall ColorsFall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor's FallsIn the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state's very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there's also a vantage point that you won't find just anywhere in Minnesota.
Finding Minnesota: Fall Colors On Scenic RailroadThe Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.
Trees Showing Early Signs Of FallOur soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.
Bite Of Minnesota: Basil Pistachio PestoMy garden is growing fast and I’m amazed at how big my tomato and pepper plants have gotten over the last few weeks. My herbs have shot up too and taken over their containers, causing me to be more diligent about harvesting the leaves for things like basil-mint water, dried herbs, and sauces.
Good Question: Where Do The Leaves Go?It's that time of year to rake the leaves -- bags upon bags can be seen lining the streets.