January and February are excellent months to plant trees in Louisiana.
If you're thinking about adding shade trees, small spring or summer flowering trees, or trees for screening views, head out to local nurseries and purchase and plant trees in the next few weeks.
Arbor Day was last week because this is such a great time to plant trees.
For a medium to large growing evergreen tree is desirable, the Southern Magnolia can be a wonderful choice. It's well-known as a traditional tree in Louisiana and is native to the area.
Remarkably, the Southern Magnolia keeps its foliage year-round.