A squirrel pauses in a maple tree in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Fall foliage colors are nearing their peak in the state. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Some trees have just reached their peak for fall color in northern Iowa and others should peak in coming weeks.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes that this year’s fall weather has been ideal for generating vibrant colors.

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Read more from the DNR’s report for the second week of October 2022:

Forested valleys in northeast Iowa are full of colors. Colors are really popping in north central and northwest Iowa.

Get out and enjoy the excellent fall colors in central Iowa. Oaks are starting to show red colors mixing in with green leaves.

Elm, walnut, ash, hickory, cottonwood and hackberry are turning yellow in southeast Iowa. Ash and dogwood are showing some purple.

Much of the landscape is still green in south central Iowa. Sumacs, Virginia creeper and ivy vines are bright red.

Reds will likely completely disappear early this week in west central and southwest Iowa. Expect a lot of yellow this week into next in the Loess Hills and the Missouri River bottom.

See more at the DNR’s weekly fall colors report.

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