I blog often regarding the nature that abounds in our community. Lake Linganore, Maryland is a mostly wooded neighborhood surrounding the Lake Linganore. Today I feel very rewarded if not a lot sore from my accomplishment over the weekend, so I thought I'd Share.
I have donated to http://www.arborday.org
for many years.
Last fall the little saplings arrived at my doorstep. These saplings are a gift from Arbor day for my donation. I have never filled out the request in the past to receive this gift but this year I accepted.
These little trees arrived on my doorstep with directions on how to plant them or how to hold them over for the spring planting. The latter was my choice, so I dug the trench as described in the hold over for spring directions and I tenderly placed the roots in and filled the trench so gently.
Four feet of snow, our wicked winter and some unusually warm weather around Easter and Walla!!!!! I have 7 of 10 little saplings all covered in leaves. Oh No! Now, what do I do with them?
Did I mention the nature that abounds????? Let me remind you with this picture.
So not only do I need to get these little trees planted in a permanent place, since they are all still bunched together in the temporary spot. I need to insure they dont become lunch. Tom and I headed out the the hardware store in seach of wire and stakes to afford our little trees safety.
We now have seven, 12 inch tall trees planted in the wooded area in back. Seven holes dug, rocks removed, organic material added, weeds and roots removed and deer barriers in place.
Once this project was complete I couldn't help but think what they might be in 10, 20 or 50 years. It truely was a rewarding afternoon.