fall foliage

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As fall comes to a close, winter imminent, there is a quiet that sweeps across New Hampshire. We celebrate the changing of the leaves but once they’ve fallen from the trees there’s really not much to look at before snowfall, right? Of course not! There’s always something waiting to be discovered in your back yard and this time of year is no exception. Head outside and into the woods. The bare trees leave exposed that which was obscured earlier in the year. From stone walls to flora that may...

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Dry conditions from an ongoing drought in much of New Hampshire could cut short the state's lucrative fall foliage season. The Portsmouth Herald reports that across southern New Hampshire, maples and other leafy trees known for their vibrant hues are changing color or dropping their leaves early— a potential sign of distress. Kyle Lombard, of the state Division of Forest and Lands, says tree-targeting insect pests are thriving this year due to the dry weather. Lombard says parts of Coos...

Need a fix of bright fall foliage? Kyle Waring can help with that. Hes now in his second year of business collecting and selling autumn leaves. Waring tells Here & Now s Meghna Chakrabarti about his business called Ship Foliage and how he preserves the leaves. And for another seasonal fix, if New England has another snowy winter, Waring will continue his second year of Ship Snow, Yo! packing and shipping that fluffy white stuff. Guest Kyle Waring , founder of  Ship Foliage and Ship Snow, Yo!...

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It’s October, and it’s supposed to be foliage season. But the splendor of the foliage in Northern New England isn’t what it used to be. Climate change, local pollution, invasive species, disease and development have all conspired to change the multicolored landscape to make it less so. NHPR's Peter Biello spoke with David Brooks, a reporter for The Concord Monitor and writer at GraniteGeek.org . You spoke to one scientist who was concerned about the health of the sugar maple tree. What’s...

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Hikers around the Granite State are enjoying whats left of the fall colors. One favorite viewing spot: North Americas most frequently hiked mountain. On Octobers peak foliage weekends, up to 7,000 people visit Monadnock State Park. The summit is packedyou can bump into just about anyone. Neuroscience student Maddie Diaz drove up with some PhD students from Brandeis University. Shes originally from Miami. This is not only my first hike, but my first opportunity to see autumn foliage, Diaz says...

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New Hampshire tourism officials say the fall foliage is most vibrant and at or just past peak in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. Officials emphasize that New Hampshires parks and campgrounds are open and unaffected by the federal government shutdown. Ranger stations in the White Mountains National Forest are closed. Foliage is now past peak in Pittsburg and most areas of the Great North Woods, which typically peak first. North Conway and Lincoln are at or near peak, while Bristol, Hebron...

The 65 th annual fall foliage festival took place in Warner, New Hampshire this weekend. Attendees could purchase crafts by local artisans, go on rides, or share a country breakfast the United Church of Warner. Sherry Thomas, this year’s fall foliage festival president, says the festival got started as a way to raise money for a World War II memorial. Today, the proceeds go to a variety of local causes. Thomas says "everybody in town will present a grant request. The town comes together and...

Fall Colors At Peak In Northern N.H.

Oct 3, 2012
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New Hampshire's weekly fall foliage report says the colors are at their peak in the Great North Woods and in the White Mountains region.