Friday, May 31, 2019

Hello Tree

Daddy Steve:  You may remember last spring we posted that one of our trees was ailing and had to be taken down (Farewell Tree). We vowed that we would eventually plant a new one to take its place.

Patrick and Ravi did a lot of research and determined that a flowering crab would be the ideal choice.  It doesn't grow too tall, and it gets lots of bright pink blossoms in the spring.

Ravi: What do you think?
Daisy: Oh, it's lovely!  Pink is my favorite color.

And so, tree planting time arrived last weekend.

Patrick: We're ready to plant, Daddy Steve!

Ravi: We'll need to dig an awfully big hole.

We wanted the new tree close to where the old one had been, which made the work more difficult.  While digging, we ran into lots of large roots from the old tree that had to be chopped out.

Before we even got the tree planted, a honey bee had found it and was busy collecting pollen.

We finally got the tree settled into its new home.  We think it looks happy.

Although all the old roots slowed planting down, Patrick and Ravi later explained that ultimately they will be beneficial.

Patrick: As the old roots decay, they'll provide nutrients for the new tree.
Holly Belle: So, it's like the old tree will always be with us?
Ravi: Exactly!  It's the circle of life.


Serenata said...

What a lovely new tree that will live on on the memory of the old one. You boys did well to help plant that.

Sadly out local council nave desecrated another lovely tree in our neighbour hood by cutting a beautiful big healthy Chestnut down. It was flowering beautifully and looked stunning. I think their policy now is to cut lovely big trees down instead of maintaining them. The road looks bare without this beautiful old tree that really marked the area.

Gregor Daddies said...

That's a real shame. Chestnuts are such majestic trees. I think a lot of municipalities don't do such a good job of managing their trees.

Dee said...

What a beautiful tree, we have a flowering crab apple in the front garden and it always gets lots of blossoms.
The children will love watching all the wildlife getting goodness from the tree and how lovely that the old tree will help feed the new tree.
I hope the boys help with the watering , trees are very thirsty while settling in!
Well done boys a great job.

Gregor Daddies said...

I've wanted one of these threes for ages now. They're absolutely stunning in the spring. The boys have all been reminded that they will need to make sure the tree is well watered, although that shouldn't be a problem. They love to turn on the garden hose and water EVERYTHING, including each other!

Sasha's Vintage Boutique said...

what a big job, but I can see they were up to the task!