Image acquired at https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ with the following criteria:

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Within tile border of leaf-off to leaf-on conditions:

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    Could you please edit your post to describe where you acquired the image?
    – Aaron
    Sep 11, 2020 at 15:25

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NAIP imagery is supposed to be collected in leaf-on conditions. What you may be seeing are adjacent plane swaths that were collected during different time frames (late spring vs. mid-summer). Swaths are merged together before being packaged as quarter-quads. If you received a shapefile with your imagery it should contain swath features with the collection dates.

[Disclaimer: I work for USDA, but am not involved in the NAIP acquisition process]

  • Thanks for this info. It makes sense, given that the two conditions (leaf-off vs. leaf-on) are certainly from different dates. No shapefile was delivered with the imagery unfortunately, so the only date is the "acquisition date" for the entire tile – 06/20/2015. It sounds like this is just part of the NAIP acquisition, and while the imagery is intended to be leaf-on, there is no guarantee.
    – Lucas
    Sep 11, 2020 at 22:31

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