UW-La Crosse biology professor says fall colors may peak sooner this season

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Those who live here know the La Crosse region is beautiful to behold, especially during the fall.

If you’re looking forward to checking out all the fall colors, you may have to do so sooner.

We might have an earlier peak because we had a wet summer, says UW-La Crosse biology professor Tim Gerber.

He says more water means the leaves will change color sooner and be brighter.

“It’s a great time to be coming through La Crosse going up and down the Great River Road, because we get such spectacular colors on the Wisconsin or the Minnesota side,” Gerber said. “It doesn’t really matter.”

The peak should come during the first or second week of October, he said.

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