Fall planting of trees is on a lot of people's minds. We had a couple of rains that took away the dusty dry feel of everyone's yards. Lots of people are getting trees tagged to plant asap so the roots have time to get established before summer comes. Even though it rains in the winter here (we hope) you will still have to keep a good eye on the watering needs of freshly planted trees. A nice simple drip system will cut down on water and time but still needs to be watched for irrigation snafus. Pictured is a low branching Coast Live Oak. It is evergreen and keeps leaves on through the winter. It can give you shade, privacy and wildlife too! It is very easy to grow and likes a lot of different terrains.