The busy background disrupts from the main subject. Not much can be done about that.
But they are very photogenic nonetheless.
The Madrone grows only along the western coast of North America from British Columbia down to San Francisco Bay with a smattering of spots south of, then becoming very rare nearer Santa Barbara. As the tree matures the bark peels away like sunburned skin. The greenish under layer is very cool to the touch in comparison to the air temperature. That is why they are sometimes referred to as the refrigerator tree. Why these trees are scarred as they are I couldn't find a reason. They do survive fires and this could be fire scars.