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Now is the time to plant trees.

Now is a great time to plant trees, but it is a better time to pick the trees you want.

The leaves are   full of color.  Now is the tie to flag the ones with the color you want in the fall.

If you want a lot of red, tie a red ribbon on it.   If you want a yellow one, tie the ribbon on it.

No matter if you plant in the fall or spring, you  will know the color of the trees next fall.


Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • October 06 2016 03:29PM


Hi William - great way to select the trees you want and yes, now is the time. There may be some end of season sales too!

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

William, what a great idea to use a color ribbon for the trees you like.

In our Arizona climate, I just say, any tree - thicker shade, please. :)

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) almost 4 years ago

William Feela - what a great idea to tie ribbons on trees to know the colors the leaves will be! How I miss the autumn, now that I am living in Florida. Need to make a road trip up north!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) almost 4 years ago

William Feela  - great idea!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

You're absolutely right about October being a good time to plant trees.  It's also great for planting bulbs!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago


Your right we should pick the trees that we want to plant for the foliage canape.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

Stunning William. Your Fall colors are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Hi William Feela ,  that's a great way to keep track of the colors.  There are little secrets to everything.  Thanks!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

What a great idea William Feela , I'm surprised I'd never heard this before.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) almost 4 years ago

Bill, I have done this before from your advice and it worked really well.  Now I have some great color every year.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

Thanks for the advice about planting trees William.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 4 years ago

Yes it is Bill, any time when they are dormant is a good time as long as the ground is not frozen.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago