Planting trees in the fall (these ones east of phase 2 were planted about 10 days ago) subjects them to stress and their response is to lose any leaves they have. It does not mean they are dead and you really won't know if they are until spring 2016. Talk nicely to them all winter and you may be pleasantly surprised.Some of the trees are dying though; i.e. DEAD. They don't want to live here and miss their home. Or they weren't watered enough in the heat we had. Either way it is sad when they get neglected like that. The TCHC trees are doing fine though.