When trees are freshly painted in their burnished fall colors, take advantage of the splendor with easy decorating projects at home.
Gather beautiful individual leaves during a walk in the country or neighborhood. If you grow trees with beautiful fall color, you can clip small leaf-filled branches for easy arrangements, wreaths, swags, or window boxes.
Click ahead for some of the West's best trees for fall color ― and easy decorating ideas.
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A garden-scale tree with a rounded canopy; narrow leaflets give it a lacy appearance.
In fall, foliage turns luminous shades of orange and red to gold. Sunset climate zones 4–16, 18–23.
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Pin oak (Quercus palustris)
An open, rounded tree. In brisk fall weather, the glossy leaves turn yellow, red, and finally russet brown. Zones 2–10, 14–24.