Originally Posted by poconoboy61
Just cover DT Phoenix in ficus trees. That's the only tree that provides decent shade up there.
Ficus trees are water hogs. They're not allowed to be planted in streets in Phoenix as they use too much water.
Plus personally I associate them so much with LA, I'd rather go with something else. There are plenty of native and non native trees that aren't water hogs that also provide good shade (Texas Fan ash being a personal favorite).