This is my most favorite tree because of the color. I enjoy sitting under the tree in the shade and read in my nook tablet, with plain water. My cat sits with me all the while I am there. Most of my neighbors have many nasty Pine trees in their yards, but not me. I hate the dropping needles, sap and pinecones. I also have a large Maple tree, and did have a beautiful Ash, but hurricane Irene decided we didn't need it any more and broke it in half. Sadly we cut it down.