JOPLIN, MO.--- The fall colors are out a little later this year than normal. Kevin Badgley with the Missouri Department of Conservation says we received a lot of rain at the beginning of October and that prolonged the growing season of the trees. Early spring rains also helped provide extra nutrients for the trees, which has led to bright fall colors. Badgley says it's a nice change of pace from last year's drought, where fall colors were few and far between.
"We had lots of ample rainfall and we got it throughout the year. Good rains in spring and fall. Typically, the timing just prolongs and gives the tree a little bit of water throughout the season," said Kevin Badgley, Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has an app for your phone that you can track the fall colors, click here for more information.
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