The leaves are slowly starting to change color at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick. The explosion of autumn hues can’t come soon enough for these locals… The fall foliage won’t last that long says Rutgers University’s Bill Hlubik, still this year, he expects the colors to last longer then usual because the leaves are expected to peak later then usual… "I think this year with the drought conditions, we’ll see more color in the beginning of November and possibly mid November as well. The only thing that may affect that in a negative way is if we have extreme cold weather that comes in before that," said Hlubik… The agricultural agent says in New Jersey, leaf color typically peaks between Oct. 19 through the end of the month. But the recent dry weather will most likely delay that… "Chlorophyll is actually what gives us the bright green color of leaves and gives us the photosynthesis that produces all the energy that the plant needs," Hlubik said.
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