Now, it has been a very busy month and I really haven't been out in the backyard much. Tonight I looked out at my little tree and this is what I saw! Oh joy--it really is alive! Just as a side note, about 2 feet away from this little tree are the stumps of the two 75 foot cottonwoods which used to shade our yard but have been gone for about 8 years.
Growth of a Tree
I'm a little maple, oh so small,
In years ahead, I'll grow so tall!
With a lot of water, sun, and air,
I will soon be way up there!
Deep inside the soil my roots are found,
Drinking the water underground.
Water from the roots my trunk receives,
Then my trunk starts making leaves.
As I start to climb in altitude,
Leaves on my branches will make food.
Soon my trunk and branches will grow wide,
And I'll grow more bark outside!
I will be a maple very tall,
Losing my leaves when it is fall.
But when it is spring, new leaves will show.
How do trees grow? Now you know!---
P.S. Did I forget to mention the 3.5 foot cherry tree start my husband found growing up out of one of my Hydrangea bushes?? I came home from work today to find IT planted in the backyard too! :)