Ficus are good 1st trees.
My White Pine is doing well, I think I'll use some Shade cloth this summer though.
All my trees are sprouting new leaves, the moss has really become almost overwhelming on my Juniper. I managed to pull my Ficus inside anytime it got near freezing, so they have all their leaves in good shape still this year.
New sprouting is a good time to trim IME to get the right shape and to direct tree resources to the right areas.
My very nice Azalea got cooked by not watering 1 day last summer when it was 100F, I lost about 1/2 the perfect tree. I'm hoping it'll regrow this spring, but I have doubts, the toasted parts do not appear to be coming back. 1 day, that was all it took.
Time for shade cloth.