Now that it is late October, we are already nearing the peak foliage season in New Jersey. Some trees, like locusts, sweetgums, and some maples, have turned already. Other trees like oaks are still mostly green.
A concern this year is that the extreme heat and lack of rain during the summer months will cause many trees to show less intense colors or turn brown more quickly. This maple is already showing a lot of brown spots.
Here are more photos of the colors so far, presented without further comment.