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Leafpeepers Guide to Fifty
We invite you to fill up your leaf peeper’s tool box and check out native trees donning their fall foliage as featured in our Field Guide prints.



Up first is the birch tree with a bright yellow to warm yellow leaf in fall time. You'll find variations of this native tree illustrated in a few of our guides. Our Alaska field guide features the paper birch. You can also find the river birch on our Idaho guide and the white birch on the New Hampshire guide.


Next in line is the Ohio Buckeye which is the state's tree and namesake for their university football team.

It takes the spotlight on our Ohio Field Guide and can boast anywhere from a pale yellow to orange leaf in the fall. 



(Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service- Pacific Northwest Region, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Working our way to warmer foliage and exhibiting a quintessential fall leaf shape is the Tulip Poplar. This tall tree is featured on our New Jersey guide and turns a bright golden yellow.



A Dendrophile's dream is the sassafras tree.

(Photo credit: Famartin, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Found on the Kentucky Field Guide, this tree has a unique leaf shape that can show coloring anywhere from a blazing orange to deep purple.

Fun fact: Sassafras is also responsible for being the main flavoring in root beer!




Bright red mountainsides are a big draw for leaf peepers and one tree most responsible tree is the maple, though only a few are native to the states.

(Photo Credit: Clara Cline)

 Find the sugar maple on the Vermont Field Guide and the red maple on the Appalachian Trail guide



(Photo Credit: Dcrjsr, CC BY 3.0)
Rosy red in color is the dogwood. Two native variations are the Pacific Dogwood found on the Washington guide and Flowering Dogwood on the Shenandoah National Park Guide.

(Photo Credit: Miranda Anderson)


(Photo Credit: Tristan Benedict-Hall) 

And to round out our leaf peeping journey is the warm brownish red foliage of the Oak. Arkansas Guide features the Arkansas Oak and White Oak can be spotted on the Connecticut Guide.
Printable Leaf ID Chart

To know when changing leaf colors peak in your area check out this interactive fall foliage prediction map and make sure to download our free printable Leaf ID guide to start IDing on your next walk!