My first "seed" tree is the yellow apple that has been providing us with bumper crops of apples for 30 years or more. It sprouted under the deck; we moved it to its present location, a little too close to the house still, but it does very well.
and surprisingly, also on another seedling that spouted right where the old tree had been.
We've also been here long enough to say goodbye to a few old tree friends.
|How time flies! Aaron is about 10 years older and 40 or more pounds lighter today|
than when he cut the old tree for us.
There is something about living in a place surrounded by trees; they become part of our daily routine, an expected view from the windows, bearers of fruit and often makers of a lot of work in the fall of the year or after a big storm. I am happy to put up with the mess, though, just to have their leafy presence in my life.
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