Sunset magazine did a really bad thing 50 years ago when it began a campaign to encourage Californians to plant Monterey pine trees everywhere. Those trees were easy to grow and created a lot of shade.
The oldest of them, however, are now beyond their lifespan and are falling over or dropping limbs on people. They also shade roofs that could otherwise be productively covered with solar panels. As I write, a tree service is currently clear-cutting the pine trees that encircle my house.