GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - You may have noticed some leaves in minnesota are already turning color. While it's nice for those who love fall, it's not necessarily a good thing for the trees.

Don Mueller of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today says this is early for color to be showing up, and likely it is due to dry conditions that stress the tree.

Typical Peak season begins in the middle of September for northern Minnesota and can start as late as early October in southern counties.

But any color changing or leaf loss right now could also be due to insects or fungus that thrive in dry, warm weather.

But don't worry too much. There is rain in the forecast and Mueller says that it's early enough where that can still make an impact on our fall color season.

To check the latest on fall color conditions across the state check out the Fall Color Update Map from the DNR.

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