If you own a property in the High Country, or are planning to visit in this fall, you may be wondering when you can expect the fall leaf peak color will be? If you are looking for the best time to see the leaves in Boone, and the surrounding towns such as Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, we provide some helpful information. We are the foremost landscaping company in Boone NC. If you need assistance with seasonal maintenance and lawn care Boone NC, please call us at 336-877-7990.
Forecasters are saying that leaf watchers can start seeing the autumn color begin at the higher elevations in late September and early October. From about September 27 to October 6th you’ll notice certain trees beginning to change color at 6,000 + feet. Places around Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Rough Ridge area will begin seeing some pops of color in spots.
In mid-October, elevations of 4,000 to 5,000 feet will begin to see trees changing color. The best color will be seen from the Banner Elk area within our High Country region at this time in the fall. Take a ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Linn Cove Viaduct towards Blowing Rock, and you’ll see a ton of nice colors.
Late October, and early November is the best time to see leaves in the Boone NC area. Boone has an elevation of 3,333 feet and in some of the lower valley areas surrounding Boone, the leaves may take longer to peak.
This year, we are currently not in a drought, so leaves should peak and remain on the trees for a longer period. When we are in a drought, leaves fall quickly from their trees after changing color. Of course, if we get heavy winds from an impending snowstorm during this time, that could change things. Precipitation tends to impact fall leaf colors in regard to the timing that they peak, it does not really change the quality of the leaf colors. The determining factor for leaf colors is typically the drop-in temperature in late August and in September.
Need assistance with landscaping Boone NC? Check out our services and give us a call to receive a quote for the services you need handled. We are equipped to handle commercial and residential projects of all sizes. We hope that you get to the High Country during the best time to see leaves Boone NC.