I agree with Earl on this one, it does matter when you plant trees. It’s best to plant apricots in winter or early spring so they have a chance to get established before the next winter comes.
Not that it did Andy any good. He planted this one last spring.
It was very happy up there during the summer, but it kept growing in the fall instead of going to sleep. The first freeze killed it.
Sigh. As usual, life is seldom simple.