The fall color display should be spectacular this year, an area botanist said, and is already starting at the higher elevations.Read the full article
A good summer weather-wise will translate into a nice autumn with sharp, vivid colors on trees throughout Western North Carolina, including Henderson County, said Dr. David Clarke, an associate professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
“It's looking pretty good,” he said Wednesday. “We've had a fairly dry summer, so that brings out some of the color in the trees. It's already started up at the higher evaluations, about 5,000 feet. That's where you'll see some nice color right now. Even at this elevation (in Buncombe and Henderson counties), the sourwood (trees) are showing, and black gum trees are starting to turn.”