Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Baby Tree for a Baby Boy

For Christmas, our younger son gave his brother (the forester) and sister-in-law a baby longleaf pine tree to plant in honor of their baby to be born in March. Since they live in an apartment, we were asked to care for the tree for a while. B took the tree out of the gallon pot and put it into a much larger one. It is probably a seven gallon pot. It is out in our garden plot in full sun.

As you can see, longleafs start out looking much like tall grass. This grass stage will last for the first three to five years. The root system is being developed at this time, hence the large pot. Longleafs are one of our native trees. It appears to be a happy baby.

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