Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs. You can plant up until the ground freezes. The pictures below show some trees in my town that were planted incorrectly. If you look at the pictures you will see that the rope and burlap were left on the trees. These poor trees will not survive. If you look closely at the second picture you will see that the rope has already started to strangle the tree. The poor homeowner who will think the tree dying was because of something they did wrong.