Welcome to NJ, if you don't like the weather, wait until tomorrow, it might not be better, but it will be different!
We had rain, a few times with some snowflakes mixed in, but little else.
Shade tree, what year did you attend the basics of landscape plants? Mid 90's maybe? They are a great bunch of guys and proud to be able to call them friends. There are some new and interesting classes you may want to check out. The program is really evolving and there has been an influx of new blood and ideas. Unfortunately, the economic situation postponed some new ideas for a future date, these classes will keep getting better and a few may even come to a location near you and everyone else.