I'm in the Phoenix area and our leaves don't turn color until the end of November/early December, so I have to live vicariously. It's hard to tell what my favorite autumn tree is, but I've always been drawn to orange first and then yellow.
Let's take a look at how your favorite trees come to peak -
Why do leaves turn color?
The simple answer -
Chlorophyll breaks down and as they lose their green, colors show. Early frost can weaken the colors.
Enjoy the season of leaves!