Finally. The replacement tree

We had 4 maples planted in 2019 to enhance the fall color potential in an area dominated by white oak and hickory. One didn’t make it into the next year so was to be replaced in spring 2020. Then COVID-19 hit and this, like most things, got put on hold. So we were very happy to finally get the replacement sugar maple in early fall 2021.

I was amazed at how large and green this tree was compared with the others we got and was told that the nursery feeds the trees routinely. Guess I should have thought of that and gave the other 3 about 15 gallons of Miracle Gro via slow drip over the next couple days. Since it’s been so warm the trees are still green so hopefully they had time to take it up before starting their long winter’s nap. I’ll certainly continue this process in the future.