Friday, July 03, 2009

Tree Planting Time

We planted a couple of trees yesterday...

...first of all I dug a smiley face into the ground (quite by accident) but Scout commented on it and we thought maybe the tree will be happier for it...

It's an Amur Maple (Acer ginnala) - it's not a species I was familiar with - but it's supposed to be tolerant of the very alkaline soil we have here.

...we'll have to decide if we want to prune it into a single tree stem or let it keep all it's branches...

...already the little goldfinches love the new tree - I hope some will call it home...

...that's Scout holding his ears as he shoots off some preliminary firecrackers...


  1. What a beautiful tree! Someday it will provide some great shade. Happy fourth of July!!!!

  2. Hard work, but worth it!

  3. I just love planting trees. When we visit places we used to live we always have to check on the progress of the trees we planted while living there.

  4. I think all maples are pretty. The smiley face was funny, I just dig a hole and am never that creative.

  5. Nice to see your pretty weather and of course the new tree. Hope you had a good 4th holiday. E