Now is the time to plant trees-and a red maple would be a good choice. When I lived in North Carolina, the mountains would be ablaze with reds and golds after a temperature drop. They will be a welcome spot in your landscape!
Also, consider a Japanese Maple. Below is a picture of my Threadleaf Japanese Maple off my back porch here in North Alabama. A beauty now, then bare branches in winter to a beautiful red tinged foliage in spring-a spectacular specimen!
Planting now has great benefits…you will not have to water and the roots establish quickly. Also, nurseries and garden shops are well supplied now. So go plant a tree and help save the environment.
“Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today!” Thomas Jefferson