I'm jealous! Still cold and rainy. My tallest is the Mt. Hood and it's only 4" or so. I have a small forest of Cascades shoots, though.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk