At the Desert Botanical Garden
The palo verde tree is native to the southwest and just happens to be the Arizona state tree. There are probably just as many (if not more) palo verde trees as there are palm trees about the valley. April is the time they bloom with pretty little yellow flowers.
People who have them in their yards and gardens probably get a bit annoyed at having to clean up those little yellow petals this time of year. As you can see from these photos, there is a circle of yellow petals on the ground around them.
Along Camelback Avenue
At an office building
At a Medical Building
From the steps of the Phoenix Art Museum
These trees are everywhere in the city and they just seem to scream "spring is here" wherever I go. I love seeing them as you can probably tell from the number of photos I've taken. Happy Earth Day!