Colorado aspens changing colors early this year

Allison Sylte, KUSA Updated: September 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm • Published: September 12, 2017 0
photo - Colorado trees changing colors early (KUSA)
Colorado trees changing colors early (KUSA)

KUSA - “Magical” is how one person described the transformation of the Colorado Rockies. It’s subtle at first, but Mother Nature isn’t wasting any time.

“It’s interesting,” 9NEWS Chief Meteorologist Kathy Sabine said, “because this year, we’re getting reports the leaves are changing early. The leaves have already begun the change process, probably about a week earlier than average.”

Viewers have sent in photos of some aspens in the Rocky Mountains that have fully transformed into shimmering gold colors.

Just a few days ago, a Princes Kay Plumtree began turning at the Denver Botanic Gardens, where even brighter colors are expected.

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