Austin is known for a lot of things, but fall foliage is not one of them. That is, until this year. Local trees are putting on an incredible color show lately. It seems like it came out of nowhere, but it didn’t.
“This is my 24th fall in Austin, and I’ve never seen the tree color as varied and vibrant as it is this year,” Doug Addison wrote to KUT’s ATXplained project, asking: “Why? Or is it my imagination?”
It’s not your imagination, Doug.
It turns out there are three ingredients that went into making 2018 the best fall foliage year in recent memory: water, cold, and tree diversity.