The foliage is spectacular, but it is also the perfect time to plant them. At least it's the perfect time to plant trees in places like Seattle, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles (3 of the cities I have been fortunate to call home).
The rainy season is just beginning, which gives tree roots a head start on establishing before we dry up in the spring and summer.
The City of Seattle recognizes the many environmental and social benefits of mature trees, so they provide them to residents who apply for free!
Have you planted any trees recently? What did you put in? Suddenly I'm dreaming of putting in an Italian Plum in the back.