Fall is the best time to plant most deciduous (leafy) trees. It gives them a head start on spring growth while they concentrate on building a healthy root system over the winter.
As long as the soil is workable, trees can be planted, and in most lower-altitude Colorado locations that means planting time extends well into late fall and even early winter before subsoil freezing becomes an issue.
Having a cut, live tree is a big part of many people’s holiday enjoyment. The scent alone gives a special pleasure, bringing up fond memories of years gone by. And there’s no reason that your tree can’t keep on giving once the holidays have passed.
Whether you cut it yourself or buy it from a nursery or lot, there’s nothing quite like a live Christmas tree to bring back memories. The smell alone is worth the price.