Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Strange Tree '10

Well, here is my first post of my little (or not so little anymore) tree for the year.
We lopped off the second trunk so it will straighten up and grow right. 
This was taken two weekends ago,  It had gone from swelling buds to this in one week.
This was taken last weekend.  What a difference a week makes!
The buds have sprouted and will be branches before we know it.  If it is a catalpa as we suspect, it is supposed to have a large canopy.  We will see as it grows.
Perhaps you noticed the digging around the tree in the previous photo.  WELL, if you look close, you can see the orange spray paint on either side of the hole.  Yep, planted it smak on top of the sewer line.  sigh.
We dug and dug.  The silly thing has a tap root several inches in diameter larger than the trunk.  That tree is not going ANYWHERE.  So our choice is to chop down the tree, or move the sewer.


  1. How long has it been located here?

  2. This will be it's fourth summer.... It was a mere six inch twig no larger than a pencil that first year...