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Something Wild: NH's Other Foliage Season is Now!

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  • Something Wild: NH's Other Foliage Season is Now!

    New Hampshire is experiencing one of those few rare and special weeks right now. About 48 weeks of the year, the New Hampshire landscape is pretty homogenous; from a distance our deciduous trees can all look the same: either a blanket of green leaves, or nothing but sticks. But during a few brief weeks in the fall and in the spring – trees show their true colors. New Englanders take pride in our brilliant fall foliage season, but our ephemeral spring foliage season often passes without nearly as much fanfare… or tourism! Meanwhile, consider Washington DC, which celebrates the spring foliage season each year with their Cherry Blossom festival. Given the severity of our winters, we really should make a bit more of a fuss over these lovely spring colors. Latitude affects when the tree buds start popping, so depending on where you are in the state annual bud burst is either wrapping up or just kicking off. Trees in southern parts of the state flower and leaf-out before northern parts. Tree

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